The first third-party game to pit PC and Xbox 360 players against one another is an interesting choice. Roughly around the time when Universe at War: Earth Assault launches on Xbox 360 at the end of March a patch will go out for PC players that will enable the Xbox Live cross platform play to happen. The last game to have this feature, Shadowrun, was a first-person shooter, a genre where the PC/console debate has raged for years. Universe at War is an real-time strategy game, though, and the platform superiority in that genre has never been in question. The fast and precise gameplay has always been considered a better match to the keyboard and mouse setup. To even the playing field, SEGA and Petroglyph would have to do something special.
IGN recently got a first look at the new heads-up display and control scheme and came away largely impressed.