Command & Conquer Remaster Won’t Have Microtransactions, EA Promises

Electronic Arts has certainly made a name for themselves as a publisher over the years, especially in recent years. They’re garnered quite the reputation linked to microtransactions, but it seems the company is determined to change that perception. EA and Petroglyph Games announced a remaster of Command & Conquer, a classic game with a dedicated fanbase. Of course, the fantastic news came with a sensible level of apprehension from the gaming community. That is – will there be microtransactions?

Thankfully, there won’t be and EA can be held to their word. Electronic Arts producer Jim Vessalla took to Reddit to clear the air on any unease, while simultaneously revealing the exciting news for Command & Conquer fans. He said:

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™. 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.”

In addition to the publisher’s two cents on the matter, Command & Conquer’s Joe Bastic made a statement on the new move forward for Petroglyph. Bastic stated:

C&C didn’t turn out as we originally envisioned. I had initially designed the game to be set in a fantasy world with three factions — humans, wizards, magical beasts. Some months into development, Brett Sperry decided to redirect the game toward modern military for two main reasons.

The gulf war was in the news so this was more relatable to gamers at the time, and also because we believed fantasy was too niche. I saw this new direction for C&C as being closer to turning my childhood experiences of playing with plastic soldiers in a sandbox into “reality” so to speak. Thus Command & Conquer Tiberian Dawn was born.”

Though a release date has not been confirmed for the remastered C&C, fans can look forward to development updates in the future. For now, we’ll just have to sit tight and wait. For more on personal statements from bother publisher and developer, head on over to the Reddit thread here for details.

What do you think of this statement from Electronic Arts? Do you think they’ll follow through or do they have no choice on the matter? Are you excited to play these games in 4K? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on DFTG Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of our latest to catch up on:

A release date has not been announced for the remaster of Command & Conquer yet.

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