Command & Conquer Remastered Shows Off Crisp New Visuals
As revealed last year, classic real-time strategy series Command & Conquer is set to get a complete top-to-bottom remastering, taking the games’ signature gameplay and giving it a freshly-laid coat of paint. Unlike the mobile-focus of certain games in the series, Command & Conquer Remastered is regarded as an endeavor exclusive to old-school fans, completely ditching the microtransactions that often plague modern titles in the RTS genre.
In the months since being officially announced, significant progress looks to have been made in reassembling the classic experience, developers Lemon Sky Studios and Petroglyph Games having provided various updates via the r/CommandAndConquer subreddit. One of the most recent posts came from project producer Jim “Jimtern” Vessella, who shared an exciting first look at the updated visuals for Command & Conquer Remastered.
The newly-updated Construction Yard asset shown above was released in addition to several updates regarding the planned remaster. Vessella confirmed that pre-production is nearly at its end, the team having delivered its first “playable campaign mission,” GDI Mission 1, in full 4K resolution. He also informed fans that Multiplayer is currently being worked on alongside “dozens” of art assets like the one featured in the post.
With regards to the visuals, Vessella affirmed their focus toward overhauling the game in a strictly authentic capacity, saying, “Our primary goal with the visual approach is to maintain the authenticity of the original in-game asset. It’s worth calling out that if there’s a conflict between the in-game asset, cinematic asset, or UI portrait, we’re always going to side with the in-game asset. That being said, if there are opportunities to pull in details from the cinematic footage to enhance an asset, we’ll do our best to incorporate those details.”
Command & Conquer Remastered and Command & Conquer: Red Alert Remastered currently have no release dates.
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