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EA: PS3 Red Alert 3 Cancellation Due to 'Exotic and Tough' Development Environment

Following the indefinite hold of the PlayStation 3 version of EALA's Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (PC, 360), publisher Electronic Arts has revealed that the title was shelved due to development issues on the platform. nope

"We actually announced a PS3 version early on but that was when we were still doing a lot of technical exploration of the architecture," EALA producer Amer Ajami told Videogamer. "PS3 is a very powerful system but as you guys know it's very exotic and tough to develop for and our engine really at the time wasn't designed for PS3."

Ajami further noted that EALA "might go back and do something with the PS3 later on."

Electronic Arts had not divulged any reason for the cancellation when word came early last month, stating only that it was "refocusing resources" towards the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the alternate-timeline RTS.

Red Alert 3 was to be the first traditional Command & Conquer entry on PlayStation 3, with the Xbox 360 having received C&C3: Tiberium Wars last year and C&C3: Kane's Wrath earlier this summer. The first-person shooter spinoff Tiberium is still planned to hit PC, PS3 and 360 sometime later this year.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is currently slated to arrive on the PC and Xbox 360 this coming October.