Company of Heroes 3 will be coming to consoles in 2023. Relic Entertainment and Sega announced that their strategy franchise will be making the jump to console, with new features, for the first time.
Company of Heroes 3 will launch on PC in February, with console versions for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S to follow later, at a date yet to be announced. When the game does release on consoles, you can expect it to be rebuilt for console audiences. There will be full controller support, custom UI, and the team promises there will be “ features that allow you to play at your own pace”. As part of this design process, the controller scheme will be precise and feature what the team is calling intuitive button layouts.
One feature will be something called Full Tactical Pause, which will let you pause the action so you can get a handle on what's going on and then queue up your commands after you've determined your strategy. It's already turn-based, but this gives you another step to use when the game debuts on console next year.Relic showed off console gameplay for the first time with the announcement, sharing a mission from the Italian Dynamic Campaign and showing off Full Tactical Pause in action.
Company of Heroes 3 is setting campaigns in and near the Mediterranean, with an emphasis on terrain variety and environmental differences, new tactics, four factions in the game, and a number of stories based on World War II events. The game was already set to be the biggest in franchise history, and now with a console release to come following the PC launch, things are likely to get even bigger.
For more on Company of Heroes 3, and on the console release head over to the official announcement here.