Thursday, October 11th 2018

EA Looking Into Remastering Command & Conquer Series of Videogames

The RTS genre on PC has been left a little out in the cold in recent years; there are still some releases here and there, but the genre that was once the king of PC gaming has taken a dive in popularity. One series that was held in great regard by fans was Command & Conquer, which spanned a multitude of games (including a one-off FPS game in the form of Command & Conquer: Renegade) in both the Red Alert, Generals, and Tiberium universes.

No further work on the series occurred after the release of Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight, designed to be the finale for that particular universe. The much-changed gameplay, which incorporated MOBA-style elements and more mobile armies instead of the usual static base-building, threw fans of the series off (not to mention the story). The series has since been relegated to mobile or browser gaming, but the pressure on EA to deliver another RTS game on the C&C universe has been mounting. The first step, according to EA Games' Jim Vessella, is celebrating the series' 25-year Anniversary, on which work is already going - apparently through remasters, since Vessella himself says that "we [EA] have been exploring some exciting ideas regarding remastering the classic PC games." That's not a bad idea, granted, and makes business sense - but we're still expecting a new installment, EA.
Sources: Openra.net, via DSO Gaming, Red Alert 3
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56 Comments on EA Looking Into Remastering Command & Conquer Series of Videogames

#2
RH92
Here i found some early stage gameplay :laugh::laugh::laugh:

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#3
TheOne
I thought EA didn't like remasters.
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#4
dj-electric
Donno what to think about it.
I love C&C series to death and dont want EA's filthy hands on it, but would be nice to have a fresh coat of paint over Generals and RA2
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#5
Prince Valiant
"dj-electric said:
Donno what to think about it.
I love C&C series to death and dont want EA's filthy hands on it, but would be nice to have a fresh coat of paint over Generals and RA2
I'm sure they'll find a way to ruin it and piss off us C&C fans again.

The only way I want a new C&C game is if EA assembles the original Westwood folks and EA keeps their dirty paws off of it. In other words it's never gonna happen :laugh:.
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#6
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Just refreshing my memory here, they always were EA published, right? Back when EA wasn’t trying to kill gaming?
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#7
dj-electric
"rtwjunkie said:
Just refreshing my memory here, they always were EA published, right? Back when EA wasn’t trying to kill gaming?
EA was killing gaming much before RA2, but back then EA was the publisher, yes.
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#8
NC37
"Prince Valiant said:
I'm sure they'll find a way to ruin it and piss off us C&C fans again.
Lootboxes...you know ya wanna :D
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#9
shilka
NO just NO! EA have had more than enough chances and every time they have messed it up big and made a mess of it so no they don't deserve any more chances
C&C is dead and gone so stop dragging out its corspe and shit all over it and sell the rights of the franchise to Petroglyph as many of us would much rather have them work on C&C

EA has still not been forgiven for C&C 4 in my book and they never will be so F off EA and leave C&C alone
C&C 4 was the last game i bought from EA after that they got on my boycott list and that was 2010 so its been 8 years of no EA and its been great

We all know they are going to stuff microtransactions lootboxes and lots of other crap in their so called remaster and do everything human possible to ruin C&C all over again
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#10
INSTG8R
It will just be shiny and full of micro transactions you can bet on it!
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#11
Ravenmaster
EA needs to sell the rights of C&C to Petroglyph. They are the only ones who could save this series. After RA2 Yuri's Revenge, the franchise has degenerated into a complete joke. Not only did EA start flogging a dead horse after 99% of the original Westwood team left the company, they also necro'd the dead horse and proceeded to defile its corpse. I.E. they screwed the franchise so hard it went from being a AAA series to a mobile-only game - a shameful cash grab where every unit is blocked by a micro-transaction paywall.
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#12
GoldenX
American developers are like Hollywood, can't make something new even if forced...
At this rate only Indies and Japanese studios will make decent videogames.
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#13
shilka
Petroglyph for those that dont know is made up of many of the former Westwood people that worked on the old C&C games before EA bought Westwood Studios out
Petroglyph has made Star Wars Empire of War a great game i still play even to this day with mods, they later made Universe At War Earth Assault which i think was an okey game

The last game that i play made by Petroglyph was Grey Goo a really fun game that reminds me a lot of the old school C&C games in many ways
Frank Klepacki had made the soundtrack for Grey Goo so thats another plus, Frank Klepacki for those that dont know made the soundtrack for many of the early C&C games

Feel free to check out Grey Goo if you like a game a lot like C&C but not made by cancer EA
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#14
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Yeah... you know EA are gonna definitely f**k about with it. the same way they did with their newest C&C game and Dungeon keeper.
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#15
xkm1948
Hmmm makes me wanna play some RA2 tonight
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#16
yapchagi
Remaster the original C&C and Red Alert 1.
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#17
Lightning
If they can do the original C&C (which I never played), Tiberian Sun and Red Alert 2 and their expansions wiithout micro-bs, then yes !
Tiberium Wars was the only one true to TibSun, fight me !

P.S. Kane would be pleased to reprise his role.
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#18
Raevenlord
News Editor
I installed Tiberium Wars and Kane's Wrath after this piece, so yeah, well, I'd love me a remaster :p
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#19
Kursah
"Raevenlord said:
I installed Tiberium Wars and Kane's Wrath after this piece, so yeah, well, I'd love me a remaster :p
I'd like to see C&C Tiberian Dawn and Tiberian Sun remastered as well. :)

That and bring back Sole Survivor, add some modern touches, maybe make it a little more complex...but really that was a fun game for the year and change I was able to play it. Was the game that got me into multiplayer actually. :D
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#20
phill
I love the series and would definitely end up buying again :) I just hope that DLCs and such are kept to a minimum, like none.....
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#21
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Generals/Zero:Hour is the only one I'm really interested in. That said, multiplayer in most of them is sort of broken.


I think they're testing the waters for a new Command & Conquer game (maybe whether or not it is worth investing in finishing Generals 2).
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#22
Pings
Yeah, with loot boxes.
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#23
TheOne
I think it is before EA, but I would like a KOTOR remaster.
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#24
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
KOTOR2 sort of did get remastered (but not branded as such). Makes sense that KOTOR would get the same treatment but I think KOTOR2 was Obsidian acting on it's own where Bioware would be best to update KOTOR and they're busy with Anthem.
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#25
Prima.Vera
I would love to replay the whole series again in 1440p with Ultra HD textures. But please, please, please, please, keep the EXACT SAME GAMEPLAY, don't "improve" on anything please!
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