During E3 2018, EA upset many strategy game fans with the announcement of Command & Conquer Rivals, a mobile spin-off for a series that fans have wanted to return to for years. Fortunately, it looks like the publisher is looking to make good with fans of the original game, as it has been announced that Command & Conquer and Red Alert will be remastered, with many of the original developers returning to work on it.
The remasters are being handled by Petroglyph Games, which was founded by key developers from Westwood Studios, the original team behind Command & Conquer. Last night, it was also announced that the game’s original composer will be coming back to touch up the soundtrack, so essentially, a lot of the band is back together to take another swing at the series.
The initial remasters were announced back in October but the exciting news this week is that a lot of those who worked on the original games are returning to the fold for these remasters. We’ll be seeing Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn, Command & Conquer: Red Alert, and expansion packs Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and Aftermath all bundled together in one package. The team has also assured that micro-transactions will not have any place in these games.
With these remasters, the developers are looking to take advantage of new graphics, better multiplayer systems and other tech improvements. The team hasn’t begun work just yet but development is set to start soon. With that in mind, Petroglyph is asking fans what they would like to see improved in these remasters, as long as it doesn’t deviate from the core game.
KitGuru Says: EA isn’t always the best publisher, but it seems to be doing right by Command & Conquer this time around. The remasters have been handed over to the original developers and there won’t be any forced micro-transactions. It will be a while before the games are ready but we’ll be looking forward to hearing more.