‘Company Of Heroes 3’ confirms May release date for Xbox and PS5 debut

Sega has announced that Company Of Heroes 3 will be coming to consoles next month, in a series first for the traditionally PC-exclusive strategy franchise.

Company Of Heroes 3 will launch on May 30 for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles, while pre-orders for physical and digital versions of the strategy game will open from April 25.

However, the game won’t be identical to its PC counterpart. In a press release, Sega explained that the real-time strategy (RTS) title will feature full controller support and an interface that has been adapted for players using controllers.

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The console version was first announced at The Game Awards last year, and comes several months after the World War 2 strategy game launched for PC. The existing version of the game recently received its first major patch, which brought “over 1,300” changes and introduced microtransactions.

NME‘s Company Of Heroes 3 review awarded the game five stars, and praised it as a “stellar RTS” with “explosive fun”.

Company Of Heroes 3. Credit: Relic Entertainment, Sega.
Company Of Heroes 3. Credit: Relic Entertainment, Sega.

“Quite simply, Company of Heroes 3 is probably the best RTS of the last decade,” reads our review. “A wealth of single-player content and a solid foundation for long-term multiplayer action have combined to make this a cinematic WW2 masterpiece that’s essential for strategy games.”

We also described the game’s multiplayer components as “savage, scrappy and wonderful” in a separate feature.

“Each faction has a distinct identity and numerous playstyles, and it all makes for wonderfully lawless multiplayer: when they all clash, you get a dynamic Saving Private Ryan with more swearing and less Tom Hanks.”

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Along with Company Of Heroes 3‘s console announcement, yesterday (April 13) Total War: Warhammer 3 – another of Sega’s strategy titles – received its biggest update to date.

Update 3.0 introduced the game’s villainous Chaos Dwarf faction, and was “stacked” with tweaks, fixes and balance changes.

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