Think GoldenEye when console RTS gets tough, says GPG’s Taylor

Wednesday, 26th August 2009 22:22 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


RTS is still finding its place on consoles, Gas Powered Games CEO Chris Taylor told VG247 at GamesCom last week, but at one time so were shooters.

The developer, currently hard at work on Supreme Commander 2 for both PC and 360, told us that not all gamers wish to go out and purchase a gaming rig just to play an RTS: therefore, the genre must come to them.

“Think about GoldenEye on the N64. I liked it, but I didn’t love it. Like, I didn’t die for it,” said Taylor.

“It’s like, I thought, ‘This is pretty OK’, but I fought with the controls a little bit. Nobody at that time would have said, ‘Shooters? On consoles?’ Now, some shooters do better on the console than they do on the PC. Halo, for example. Wow, we’ve come a long way.

“I keep remembering that if you can go into that market, and you can solve it, there is an upside there.”

Back in June, Taylor assured fans that more development time and more resources were being poured into Supreme Commander 2 on 360 after the first port received such a lukewarm reception.



  1. Yoshi

    PC will always be FPS home unless consoles get a mouse n keyboard lol

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Cort

    No thanks. If I want to type a letter or do my tax return give me a mouse and keyboard. If I want to game I’ll take a joypad.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Grimrita

    Chris Taylor – the man that promised so much but delivered so little with Sup Commander. Looking at RTS console sales, I would say he is talking out of his arse.

    People dont just buy a ‘rig’ to play RTS games. Yoshi is right – the PC will always beat the console for FPS games, RTS games, stability (excluding Vista) and overall performance.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. blackdreamhunk

    shooters on consoles are garbage rts on consoles are even wosre. Rpg’s are junk and watered down down. The only thing genres that are romotely any good on consoles is rythem music and action games.

    #4 5 years ago

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