World in Conflict engulfs PS3

Sierra's PC action strategy title gets another port, expected to arrive alongside once-more-delayed Xbox 360 edition this fall.

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In April of 2006, Sierra Entertainment first revealed World in Conflict, a real-time strategy precision game aimed at the PC. That surgical strike looks to be turning into a carpet bombing, as the publisher last year announced plans for an Xbox 360 edition, which was today joined by confirmation of a PlayStation 3 World in Conflict.

In addition to the PS3 announcement, Sierra confirmed another delay in the Xbox 360 edition. Originally set for release last fall and then delayed until "early 2008," the Xbox 360 World in Conflict will launch alongside the PS3 edition this fall in North America.

The wait for the console versions may be made easier by Sierra's promise that the game is being redesigned to take advantage of its new platforms and will see a wealth of new content for both single-player and multiplayer modes. PC gamers needn't be jealous of all that extra conflict, as Sierra will offer it as an add-on for the original release. (Exact details as to how that will happen have yet to be revealed.)

World in Conflict developer Massive Entertainment is collaborating with Sierra's Swordfish Studios on the console versions of the game. For more on what the teams are working from, check out GameSpot's review of the PC original game.

Discussion

113 comments
solidum-jurgin
solidum-jurgin

well that will be cool so more and more players will be attracted to that and creat a good deal from them

JJPasadena
JJPasadena

the last RTS I played on a Playstation console was 'Ring of Red' for the PS2. It ended up being an RPG style RTS mecha battle tank game (whew that's a mouthful). I cannot wait for WiC: SA on the PS3. It's going to look great. I can't wait to see & play the Seattle mission.

GreyKnight484
GreyKnight484

Game producers are not making much Stratagy games for the PlayStation 3, but they are making alot for the Xbox 360. Im just happy that Civilization Revolution, World in Conflict, Tom Clancy's EndWar and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 are coming out on the PS3. People always say that the Xbox 360 is better for stratagy games than the PS3, but I think there isn't much of a difference.

eater445
eater445

Some of you have forgotten, ps3 IS compatable with certain mouse? keyboards!!! { Gonna still rock though}

boss130
boss130

The last GREAT RTS game that I played was PTO IV for the PS2. I may be the only one who digged that game but it is to this day one of my favorite games ever. If this game is even remotely close to that one then sign me up.

StaticPlayer
StaticPlayer

I like the single player, but multiplayer is to restrictive unless I'm playing with my friends.

greyzhaze
greyzhaze

ocdog45 still don't know which soncole to play RTS games on. Hi ocdog45, If you are going the console route for RTS games, I recommend to go with PS3, this console has enough processing power under the hood to take down the next 2 Supreme Commanders . Just check in the news how developers are struggeling to get RTSs to run well on the 360. CnC3 did well, but then again, its pretty much dumbed down in most respects (sad but true). As well, if you get the chance, play Assassins Creed on a 60" screen with both PS3 and 360, there are quite a few noticable differences (drawing distance, antialiasing, anisotropic, and occasional lag on the 360). PS3 has had a SLOW start, but like I said below, developers are focusing strongly on physics and AI, something that requires Processing grunt. Not to mention blu-ray is in favour and winning the format wars (check Toshiba).

greyzhaze
greyzhaze

wow, great news for the PS3 owners. (PC owner myself). All those cell processors are finally paying off, took a while though. WiC is great and I am expecting the same here. I cant see the 360 sticking out as the winner into the near future, especially with the direction of games is more on physics and AI realism (good thing) PS3 and PC should be dominating by end of 2008 imo. Cant wait for WiC SA!!!! :)

Shas02
Shas02

I hope there is a Skermish mode on SP, make it like Supreme Commander.

gwenaellp
gwenaellp

hated the pc version will propably not buy this one either on ps3

Titanicles
Titanicles

I wonder if the PS3 version will have mouse and keyboard support.

Vann-Baizel
Vann-Baizel

i wonder how they are gonna make the controlling of things in the game feel!?

Extreme124
Extreme124

The command & Conquer online on the 360 is dead no one is one it anymore so theirs a loss but can they keep the online alive this time only time will tell and they need to include a tool set to create your own maps as we have waited far to long and pc controles are better and graphics

-Raiden-
-Raiden-

this game shall be played on pc! Consoles have the badest control!:-(

Sammojo
Sammojo

Meh, I played the demo but I found that I wasn't really motivated by the game the keep playing. Nothing made me want to finish a battle and I certainly didn't feel compelled to buy it.

stakex007
stakex007

I really love WIC... its probly the best RTS since Red Alert 2. But I just can't see playing it on a consol. Its really a mouse and keyboard game and to think of useing a controller to play it makes me quiver. To each his own tho I suppose. And erik1116 your right... even tho it is an amazing game, for some reason it does tend to get boreing after playing it for a while. A break from time to time seems to take care of that tho.

Titan_BG
Titan_BG

dithindious - I think you misunderstood what I am implying is that if (big IF) I buy this game now it would be for PC I'm not about to wait a year for a console RTS, as for my games not being recent I don't update them on this website because I keep getting emails for them and I don't feel like deleting all that spam. Trust me though Im really enjoying the new games out now like Lost Odyssey (which is an awesome RPG btw if you like JRPGs you owe it to yourself to check it out).

ps3pwnr
ps3pwnr

thIS Is uNbeLEIVabLE sWeET

pikachu01
pikachu01

Rather just play this on my PC

ocdog45
ocdog45

still don't know which soncole to play RTS games on.

thekodaman
thekodaman

If it has mouse and keyboard support then I will probably get it, i havent bought a new strategy game in more than a year.

nytemarex
nytemarex

Why are console news on the PC Section of Gamespot?

Sokol4ever
Sokol4ever

Good to hear, original PC game is excellent.

Wanderer5
Wanderer5

Meh it probably still going to be best on PC, but it good news for PS3 owners.

Nomar321
Nomar321

I really am surprised at the quality of games coming out on the (infant) PS3...I was ready to pursue my usual strategy of waiting until later in the console's life when games begin to stretch the graphics capabilities to the max (like GT4 on the PS2, etc.).....but it seems the PS3 is having a better start in terms of quality games than the PS2 did...more power to it. Sony FTW!

ScottEFresh
ScottEFresh

This is great news! Great game comming to PS3 as well, it's about time PS3 started picking up some of those good ports!

Zuul13
Zuul13

I hope that you can play it with a mouse/keyboard like you can play UT3 on PS3 with a mouse

railz38539
railz38539

very good news, I was really hoping for this game on my PS3.

Ash_Korsair
Ash_Korsair

mmm rts on a console...it still feels awkward

TheLordHimself
TheLordHimself

So long as I can hook up a keyboard and mouse... i'm interested.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Thats cool, but I like it on the PC

theKSMM
theKSMM

I've been waiting to upgrade my PC to play this (and other games). Being able to play them on a console makes my wait to upgrade a lot less painful.

erik1116
erik1116

the game is fun for a few days. no doubt i got it right away and loved it at first. got kinda boring. i dk

POPEYE1716
POPEYE1716

Wonder if the PS3 will incorporate a keyboard and mouse. if it is incorporated i will think about getting it. other wise i already have it for the PC.

robmonga2
robmonga2

Any idea if it'll be a quality port? I bought Orange Box and will never trust another port so blindly. Hate EA so much, love the game though.

jocaju
jocaju

WiC is not my kind of game

CasinoOutlaw247
CasinoOutlaw247

Whether it holds a candle or not I am liking this trend of popular PC games coming to the consoles especially the PS3. Besides, it's being REDESIGNED and that doesn't mean it's a bad thing.

usule
usule

Well, this makes my choice easier, I already have it on pc, but was thinking about buying it on the 360 too to play on xbox live w/ my friends w ho don't have a gaming pc... I might go with command and conquer 3... might be cheaper too now...

ColoradoKindBud
ColoradoKindBud

Seriously folks, play this game on the PC if your rig can handle it. The console versions won't hold a candle to it.

RebelMac
RebelMac

World In Conflict with additional content on PS3?! World is going crazy. Mesa like it.

jdc6305
jdc6305

This is soo cool! I was gonna buy a 360 for this game but got a ps3 instead. This news makes my desision that much sweeter.

dithindious
dithindious

Titan_BG said: 'I was thinking about this (for the 360) before but after such a long delay I doubt I will buy a game that has been out for a whole year on the PC.' Thats a pathetic reason not to buy this game! Other than the fact that the game will still look good and most importantly PLAY amazing (if its anything like the PC version* EVERY game in your now playing list is over a year old... This game rocks and the more people that get to play it the better!

Mbrans25den
Mbrans25den

I dont know staticgod is the ps3 as powerful as people think and say it is? I'll continue to be optimistic but it hasn't shown me anything yet . On the flipside i do like the ps3 themes and blu-ray the internet browser is kind of petty but it gets the job done. But when it comes to a game like world of conflict ill stick with the PC. And Moatar.. u should really think about taking anger management or rehab which ever is convenient for u. Who cares about how much money there making as long as there not busting my chops, the awsome game and exclusives are all i care about.

corp-hicks1
corp-hicks1

GREAT!! I've wanted this game since it was released but my computer ain't great so on to the ps3

Titan_BG
Titan_BG

I was thinking about this (for the 360) before but after such a long delay I doubt I will buy a game that has been out for a whole year on the PC.

staticgod
staticgod

i have a 360 but i also happy that ps3 owners get this game. i never get upset when more people can have more and more and more pleasure. i dont give f**k about exclusives and etc. console wars is full of stupidity. ps3 is a powerful console and it deserves more games and more fan base.

Canitbe
Canitbe

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