Having just announced that Universe will be at war on Xbox 360 as well as PC, Sega sent out word that Universe at War: Earth Assault will make use of Windows Live, allowing PC and Xbox 360 play multiplayer matches against one another.
Universe at War: Earth Assault for the Xbox 360 will employ a control scheme built from the ground up to ensure smooth gameplay and ease of command for console gamers. To fully support fair and equal gameplay between PC and Xbox 360 gamers, developer Petroglyph is working to implement a balanced gaming environment and multiple modes for PC vs. Xbox 360 multiplayer games ensuring the best possible experience for gamers on both platforms.
“SEGA is delighted to be working with Microsoft and join them at the forefront of a new dawn for gaming” commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director for SEGA Europe. “The power of the Xbox 360 console means that games once exclusively the preserve of high end PC gaming, are now finding a new home on console also. With Universe At War’s support for Games For Windows – Live we’ll be able to bring together PC and Console gamers through one of RTS gaming’s most anticipated new titles”.
Incorporating innovative multiplayer modes inspired by popular massively multiplayer online games and competitive online titles, Universe at War: Earth Assault for the PC and Xbox 360 will give players achievement points, rewards, and medals to encourage players to progress in the game. Players from around the world will battle in the persistent-style “Conquer the World” mode across the PC and Xbox 360 for ultimate faction supremacy in a virtual representation of Earth.
The game is scheduled to ship for PC this Winter in North America and Europe, with the Xbox 360 following in Q1 2008.