360 World in Conflict cools until '08

Console owners will have to wait until next year to fight Sierra's alternate-history WWIII RTS.

In mid-June, Sierra Entertainment revealed it was bringing World in Conflict to the Xbox 360. A week later, the Vivendi Games division revealed that the console version of the real-time strategy game would ship during 2007's jam-packed fall release schedule.

Today, however, Sierra literally called back the bombers. Less than two weeks after the PC version of World in Conflict received rapt reviews, the 360 edition has now been pushed back until early next year. Weighing in at a terse 140 words, the delay announcement gave no reason for the game's postponement.

World in Conflict is set during an alternate history that portrays a fictional Third World War. Rather than sit passively by as its Warsaw Pact vassal states revolt in 1989, the Soviet Union invades Western Europe, which touches off a global conflict replete with limited tactical nuclear warfare. The game's story was written by Larry Bond, coauthor of the Tom Clancy novel Red Storm Rising, which also chronicles a fictional US-USSR war. A demo of the PC version of the game is available via GameSpot Downloads.

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75 comments
SiLENT_K1LL
SiLENT_K1LL

Now that I got the other games I want I'm ready for WIC!

Arphamd
Arphamd

They haven't released any gameplay videos for End War yet, so it is impossible to make any comparisons. World in Conflict is easily the most gamepad friendly RTS game I've ever played.

habelboy
habelboy

No, it releases February 15, 2008 according to Walmart.com which is probably more official

ludacris6875
ludacris6875

kind of stupid to put it back on sierra's half mainly because it just may be in competition with Tom Clancy's End War which looks alot better i was gonna get this and wait for End War but now i probably wont get this.

manutd087
manutd087

NOOO ILL HAVE TO WAIT LONGER! at least ive pre-orderd it

gfile
gfile

TOO SHAME, but i will survive with my PC version!

SiLENT_K1LL
SiLENT_K1LL

Oh yeah, The release date is March 31, 2008 according to Amazon.com which has been sticking with this date since it's listing.

SiLENT_K1LL
SiLENT_K1LL

I already have 2 games preordered for November release so it's kinda a relief, I won't be burning a hole in my wallet next month. As long as the game don't get cancelled I'll be cool about it.

spencdiamonds
spencdiamonds

dont really care that much kinda glad because its 1 more game that lets people breath a bit.

cosmostein77
cosmostein77

Why would anyone want to release a new 360 game this Christmas Season? The Docket is already packed with a series of prime time titles, if they actually want to sell copies of the game its best they wait till March 08.

LordGamer0001
LordGamer0001

i was looking forward to this game.. unfortunate turn of events.

Jade_Monkey
Jade_Monkey

Hey tyler0077, you seemed to care enough about his rig to post a comment on it.

applebyrne
applebyrne

Is the delay just for north america??? cause its still says 25th of NOV for europe!?

applebyrne
applebyrne

This is the one game i was really looking forward too.. this is s*** news...!!!!!

tyler0077
tyler0077

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Agermemnon
Agermemnon

I wouldn't mind betting it was pulled back because of the competition is to much between now and xmas

ketsuatama
ketsuatama

Big deal..... so many other great games keeping me occupied. This one hasn't made my want list!

serialnumber201
serialnumber201

theres no way in heck id buy wic for 360, even though i own one. this is probably because i also have a pc with a 8800 gtx, which a 360 has no chance of competing with

DuaneDog
DuaneDog

I have it on the PC. It will be worth the wait and will be awesome on XBL. I'll probably pick it up for the 360 when it comes out because I should be able to do to pretty well. 360 has plenty of great games and Halo3 has certainly taken away from my WIC playtime.

abbas123
abbas123

i wish i was a pc owner now, but oh well, i can wait. honestly like other people are thinking, i am also thinking because of the big releases for the holiday season, they are pushing it back on purpose so that consumers won't overlook the title

Baselerd
Baselerd

Hah who cares... I'm playing WiC right now on my PC :) And it's sooooo good. I mean like.... soooo good :)

Wayward_Son_88
Wayward_Son_88

Damn, I was so looking forward to plaing this game. At least it gives me time to play all the other great games that have come out and that are coming out. I'd list them all but it would be way to many.

LiliShake
LiliShake

It's likely just to give the game a chance at retail. The 360 has a number of big releases this year which will drown out competitors, even those from other genres. The move is logical, allowing them to work on making sure it plays well on a console while hitting a much less crowded window.

mattstone12
mattstone12

the 360 got the shaft just like the pc with bioshock, what irony.

1337pwnage
1337pwnage

lol, i didn't even know this was supposed to come to the 360.

crummyname
crummyname

Well can't say I'm a bit disappointed but If they need extra time I'd rather them take it than rush and end up with a bad game.

-Samael-
-Samael-

Well that does it, I'm just gonna have to upgrade my computer to play it. I was cool waiting a month or two, but now I'll just play it on my pc.

punkpunker
punkpunker

enough time to get 360 before this game which is good for me : )

LouieV13
LouieV13

Good thing im a pc gamer ;)

randy120
randy120

I am cool with it. There are already too many games to buy this year.

thesaxmaniac
thesaxmaniac

Haha suckers, I'm enjoying this on my comp right now maxed out in vista dx10 and all.

Jamie_1987
Jamie_1987

thank god, i really want this game for my 360 but i just cant afford it thsi year, too many games

Ice_man_1985
Ice_man_1985

im glad it pushed back, i need alot of thinking for what i should buy for the next two months, let's say for now too.

Shwanman1
Shwanman1

ahh i don't care for rts but this would suck for other people

THE_PREZIDENT
THE_PREZIDENT

wallet..................getting..............thinner....................will deplete in................2008

Shomb22
Shomb22

I say this must be the best hoilday season for games getting pushed back.

zath5
zath5

i might get this but there are so many to pay for.....cod4 assassins creed mass effect pgr4

Valkron1
Valkron1

I just don't get why MS releases some great add-ons like the AC6 flight stick and throttle, force feedback wheel, that little typing gizmo, yet refuses to allow people to use a keyboard and mouse for games. I could understand restricting FPS use of a keyboard and mouse, but why can't we use that setup for RTS games? I hope they rethink this and put out patches to make USB keyboard and mouse controls for RTS games, like Halo Wars. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Canitbe
Canitbe

I couldnt even imagine playing this with a game pad, no matter how good it works.

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

This is so lame. I'm not getting my gaming computer until 2008, and I don't want to run this in low-end Directx 9. Not fair.

ludacris6875
ludacris6875

well now i can get army of two. even though i wanted this more.

Tactis
Tactis

Q1 2008 is even more packed than this year i mean you got to be kidding me Too Human UT3(360 version) Lost Odyssey(U.S version) World in Conflict(360 version) GTA4 Devil May Cry 4 Metal Gear Solid 4 Merc 2 i mean come on...

Lionhart_basic
Lionhart_basic

I've played both LOTR:BFME and C&C: Tiberium Wars on the 360 and loved them both. I am so looking forward to this game too. Controls are a matter of preference, if you don't like controls for consoles then don't play them. At least its there for the people who are able and enjoy playing these games on consoles.

westsidejedi360
westsidejedi360

Wasnt gonna get it, but its good that the 360 is getting more rts'. And its good sierra delays it, they're following the EA model of releasing their rts' at a time when not many other games are coming out, smart move.

anime-2k3
anime-2k3

I love the PC version and could never dream of playing it with a gamepad.

BaBaBaBen35
BaBaBaBen35

This is a great move, I was going to pass on this title because of the already full line up for 07. This is a great game on pc, and I passed it up because my pc isn't capable of running it to it's full extent, and I'm glad to have the 360 option.

TrailorParkBoy
TrailorParkBoy

God have mercy on those would actually play this on a console.

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

Seriously, RTS are not made for consoles. I tried LOTR BfME on 360 and it blows; no wonder why it didn't even made Platinum Hits. I saw Halo Wars gameplay videos on gametrailers.com, and damn, it also blows: slow and you can't grab like a whole division at the same time, only a couple of squads.