Electronic Arts has confirmed that the company is working to create a set of remastered games based on the venerable and beloved Command & Conquer franchise. So if you’re one of the hardcore fans who was thoroughly disappointed by the reveal of the mobile trashfire that was Command & Conquer: Rivals, this may be a saving grace for you.
Both the original Command & Conquer and Command & Conquer: Red Alert will be receiving remasters from Petroglyph Games. And needless to say, but fans are really excited. Since the initial release of these games in 1995, people have been eagerly awaiting the chance to get their hands on these stalwart darlings of the RTS genre.
EA announced the plan via a newly released video, and there were a few tidbits that could be gleaned from this. For one, Frank Klepacki would also be tied to the projects. Klepacki is the audio designer at Petroglyph and has created much of the iconic music heard throughout the history of the franchise. The remasters will also include full 4K visuals support and faithful recreations of the game’s various levels. No word on multiplayer, but we do know there will be no microtransactions.
In terms of content, both of the main titles will be part of a single collection. And this release will also include the expansions to the base games, Covert Ops, Counterstrike and Aftermath.
As of now, no further release windows or platforms have been given in terms of details. These remasters are probably still in the very early stages, so it may be a few months before we see any formal release of gameplay or other details. It’s possible that since the project was originally pushed as part of the celbration for the 25th anniversary of the franchise, so that would translate to a 2020 release date, although this is all speculation at this point.
Check out the announcement video for these new remastered strategy titles down below.