Supreme Commander stalls until summer

Aspyr and Hellbent's Xbox 360 adaptation of Gas Powered Games' epic-scale RTS bumped to "late spring to early summer."

It's shaping up to be a pretty crummy day for epic-scale gaming. Earlier today, EA Mythic said that it would once again be bumping the release date on its long-in-the-making massively multiplayer online role-playing game Warhammer Online. Now, the Xbox 360 adaptation of Gas Powered Games' Supreme Commander has befell a similar fate.

Aspyr Media announced today that the Hellbent Games-developed Xbox 360 edition of Supreme Commander has been pushed beyond its expected March release to "later this spring or early summer." According to an Aspyr spokesperson, the extra time in development will allow Hellbent to further improve SupCom's gameplay on the 360. Aspyr announced in November that Hellbent would be handling console-adaptation duties for Chris Taylor's supersized real-time strategy game.

As detailed in GameSpot's most recent preview of the game, SupCom on the 360 will benefit from a number of enhancements, and see a few detractions, from its PC counterpart. Though eight-player multiplayer maps have been cut and a 500-unit cap has been imposed, Hellbent's adaptation promises the same sense of scale found in the PC version. The game will also include new units, additional multiplayer modes, tweaked maps, and will support multiplayer total war over Xbox Live.

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34 comments
Zaknefaine
Zaknefaine

Pushed back from May to **** June 19th. This sucks. It better be polished to a mirror finish.

Agent-CSim-47
Agent-CSim-47

awww why did they have to delay it i was looking forward to that. But still if it makes it better than what it was i can wait

RibMan
RibMan

I played through all 3 campaigns on the PC and I still can't wait to get my hands on the 360 version (my PC can barely handle the internet). I could play this game forever.

riotmaster1
riotmaster1

this game might help out in the console vs pc RTS war, and show that you dont need a computer that costs more than your house

razim14
razim14

bit disappointed at the pushback but hopefully they are making the game better

teirdome
teirdome

I was looking forward to renting this to see how the controls feel, and I'm sure that (unfortunately) it will have better graphics than my laptop. What's an extra month or two?

kiaba13
kiaba13

I can't wait to get my hands on this, my darn PC sucks. I loved Total Annihilation back in the day and this looks to be a good successor to it. I do, however, wish that Microsoft would allow us to use keyboard/mouse for the RTS games. Yes, the 360 controller has been good on C&C3 and LOTR, but it doesn't come close to the ability of mouse and keyboard. When playing these RTS games you need to be able to manage multiple things that no matter how well they engineer the controls on the controller (which they have been doing a marvelous job with improving) aren't going to measure up against the mouse/keyboard.

XXMadManVII
XXMadManVII

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XXMadManVII
XXMadManVII

what do u people have against innovation? just b/c you cant see how it could work, doesn't mean it cant be done. a good port of a RTS to a console would be awesome. PC fanboys just see there last bragging point threatened. live and let live a-holes. --FYI-- Game Fly now lists the release as 5/15

duhNeighbour
duhNeighbour

@ zhivago_x: They just did; 500-unit cap has been imposed.

zhivago_x
zhivago_x

I could be wrong but I still think adapting an RTS for consoles means dumbing it down.

TraXxX
TraXxX

Well it's good that they're not rushing the game but they better use this time wisely to make the game the best it can be.

r4v3gl0ry
r4v3gl0ry

The game's gonna fail. Does anyone even care about SupCom coming to the 360 anymore?

Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

I was wondering why it disappeared from the soon to be released list. Well at least UAW will hold me over till then...

zero9167
zero9167

Thats good, nothing worse than a rushed game

TheRaiderNation
TheRaiderNation

If the delay is going to make the game run a lot better then I think thats fine. If you are an RTS fan, Universe At War just came out for the 360

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

too bad but it was inevitable. Even powerful comps can't handle the game smoothly on higher settings when they have big battles in multiplayer(especially not 8). The cuts were obvious before this news. Hopefully they can still pull of some nice detail and performance.

Megawizard
Megawizard

"Hellbent's adaptation promises the same sense of scale found in the PC version." Kinda hard to do that when you cut the largest map type and make the PC's 2nd lowest unit cap the 360's max. I'd favor UAW on the console over this with these kind of cuts.

blue_tape
blue_tape

The best of times, the worst of times. Standards are so high, but some of the games I'm waiting for are delayed just to catch up.

leke
leke

@TrailorParkBoy: What's wrong in releasing a console game? Just because he releases a game for consoles you think less of him now? You are pathetic! I have a good PC and 2 consoles and i like all 3 equally

console-deity
console-deity

This thread is absolutely dripping with PC gamer fear, HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA, oh well just means I'll have more time to play universe at war before starting Supreme Commander.

TrailorParkBoy
TrailorParkBoy

I used to have faith in Chris Taylor, but Sup Com in alot of ways disappointed me and of all people I would never had thought he would go so low as to release a RTS on a console.

zhivago_x
zhivago_x

An epic RTS on a console played with a controller. Now that was a bright idea

ag3ntz3rox0x
ag3ntz3rox0x

wow, i was countin down the days until the 9th of april. now i have to wait longer.

airsoftmanic
airsoftmanic

i wish devs would realize this. STRATEGY GAMES BELONG ON THE PC ONLY. i hate it when strategy games are converted to consoles. theres no controller that has the precision of a mouse...not even the Wii.

-GhostMLD-
-GhostMLD-

it aint coming to ps3. im sleepin good tonight!

sieg6529
sieg6529

please come to PS3, I loved Total Annihilation!

Franko_3
Franko_3

Stop wasting your $$$ Chris Taylor

steven141
steven141

I would of loved to play this on PC but my computer isn't nearly good enough to play it and i dont have a 360 at the moment so ill just have to hope it comes to the PS3

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Not looking forward to this on the console.