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Citing difficulties to create software for Sony PlayStation 3 game console, video game developer Electronic Arts said that it would not release a version of Red Alert 3 title for the latest game machine by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

“We actually announced a PS3 version early on but that was when we were still doing a lot of technical exploration of the architecture. 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,” said Electronics Arts producer Amer Ajami, in an interview with Videogamer web-site.

Red Alert 3 is a real-time strategy game, a spin off from the Command and Conquer-series, which was highly anticipated by gamers. Originally, Electronic Arts promised to release the Red Alert 3 for personal computer (PC), Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3.

Nevertheless, there is still some hope for those, who wanted to play Red Alert 3 on Sony’s PlayStation 3:

“[We] might go back and do something with the PS3 later on,” said Mr. Ajami.

It is hardly the first time when large game developers complain about difficulties to create titles for PlayStation 3. Both Valve and id Software said that software development for the Cell processor used inside the PS3 was very uneasy.

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It's funny that EA dumped this considering that the sales numbers for EA's PS3 titles are quite impressive and on par if not greater than x-box 360 numbers. So, what is EA's business strategy here? I guess alienating your consumer base would be the explanation for this move.
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Wonder how much money Microsoft paid EA to read off an anti-Sony transcript they wrote up. Just as many development groups have commented on either the ease or equality in programming for the PS3. How do these gaming developers plan on keeping a job when they can't even keep up on technology. They'll have to learn multi-core processing sooner or later, it isn't going away anytime soon.
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It's like Linus Torvalds said:

Those who can, do.
Those who can't, complain.
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