David Cage joins Gas Powered Games as Lead Designer on Supreme Commander 3

By: Chris Thursten

Published: June 8, 2011 Posted in: E3 2011

Fans of Chris Taylor’s strategy opus received a surprise today when the studio head announced that he was handing off control of the franchise to Farenheit/Heavy Rain creator David Cage. “David and I have wanted to work together for a long time” Taylor said, “and with my attention focused on Age of Empires, this seemed like the perfect time to bring him on board.”

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Cage himself took to the floor to announce Supreme Commander 3, showing the press a brief teaser trailer in which a boy in fifties-style clothing attempted, fruitlessly, to goad a 200-foot tall mobile command unit into playing baseball with him. “This is a game of many things” he explained. “Yes, it is about 200-foot tall mobile command units and the lonely men who pilot them; it is also about hope, windmills and the invention of the printing press.”

“Supreme Commander is a wonderful series. A wonderful series. But I wonder – when a man lays out his energy generators, can that be art? When a man makes a little tank, a little gunship, is that love? I believe that a King Kryptor’s greatest power is his ability to make you cry. I believe that if you zoom out far enough, you will see the human heart.”

Supreme Commander 3 is scheduled for release in the summer of 2012.

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