Command And Conquer, Red Alert Remasters Officially Confirmed (VIDEO)
The Command and Conquer series received news of a new entry this past E3, where a mobile variation titled Command and Conquer: Rivals was officially revealed. While we were assured a new real-time strategy experience after the series’ six-year hiatus, it surely wasn’t the full return fans were expecting.
Since then, Electronic Arts have been teasing the possibility of a fan-pleasing C&C remaster, even suggesting the potential title wouldn’t feature any microtransactions. Well, it seems plans have indeed finalized, as an official Command and Conquer remaster has now been confirmed via a Reddit post from EA producer Jim Vessella.
Today, I’m thrilled to tell you we are going back to the beginning. We have decided to remaster Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn. And while this is incredibly exciting on its own, we’re also aware of how passionate the community is about the Red Alert universe. So, we will also remaster the original Command & Conquer: Red Alert™.”
As part of the series’ 25th anniversary, RTS maker Petroglyph Games has been tapped with remastering the original classic Command and Conquer alongside popular spin-off title ‘Red Alert.’ If that wasn’t enough, the developer has also confirmed the RTS titles’ expansions Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and Aftermath will also see a remastering as part of an inclusive all-in-one package.
But what about the classic expansion packs you may ask – Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and Aftermath? Well, C&C and Red Alert wouldn’t be the same without them, so all three expansion packs will be bundled with the base games into one remastered collection – without microtransactions.”
As Petroglyph is made up of devs who originally helmed the Command and Conquer games, the team seems well-suited to bring the old-school strategy into the modern day. With assistance from the C&C community the developer has professed their intent to create the best remasters possible, even calling upon the series’ original soundtrack composer Frank Klepacki, as seen in the video below.
What do you think? Are you excited to see Command and Conquer come back in a remastered form, or are you more surprised EA allowed it to happen microtransaction-free? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more recent news featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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