Chris Taylor apparently is a man who enjoys being coerced out of a secret. For example, the Gas Powered Games founder inadvertently revealed to UK gaming publication Pro-G that a console version of Supreme Commander is currently in development.
In response to whether SupCom would be the first real-time strategy game to perfect a console control scheme, Taylor said, "I hope so. That's our goal. Especially not to talk too much here because you've almost made me confess that we're working on it...no actually you have. That's good. I like that. This is a secret I want to share." SupCom publisher THQ was not so forthcoming--as of press time, the publisher had not responded to requests for comment.
Taylor didn't explicitly call out when or which platform(s) the game would be coming to, but he did say it would likely arrive on the Xbox 360 first. "If you look at pure development economics, it's the platform of choice for moving stuff from the PC," he said of the 360. "You can get stuff over there economically, very quickly." Addressing the possibility of a PlayStation 3 version, Taylor continued, "The hardware is more complex, but it's not out of the question. It's just more time."
Supreme Commander isn't Gas Powered Games' only RTS being considered for multiplatform development. Taylor said that the upcoming Space Siege, a sci-fi spiritual successor to the classic Dungeon Siege franchise, would "move through the 360, the PS3, heck and probably the Mac." Space Siege is expected to hit PCs in the first quarter of 2008.