Universe at War Adds Games for Windows – Live Support

Sega has announced today that its upcoming PC and Xbox 360 strategy game Universe at War: Earth Assault will support Games for Windows – Live and become the first third-party title to feature cross-platform play between the two platforms.

“Cross-platform play between PC and consoles has been a dream of gamers for many years,” said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. “Now that dream has become reality. We are very excited that Universe at War: Earth Assault is at the fore front of supporting Microsoft’s Games for Windows – Live initiative, bridging the PC and Xbox 360 gap.”

With Games for Windows – Live support officially in place, developer Petroglyph is hard at work balancing the gameplay experience to ensure that PC and 360 gamers will be on a level playing field and adding achievements and medals to reward players on both platforms for their progression. An epic Conquer the World mode will also bring players from around the world on both platforms together to fight for supremacy in a persistent virtual representation of Earth, with various other MMO-inspired multiplayer modes rounding out the game’s online features.

Universe at War: Earth Assault is due out for the PC this holiday season, with the Xbox 360 version to come shortly thereafter in Q1 2008.

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