EA has teased the upcoming remasters of the classic games in the real time strategy series; Command & Conquer for its 25th Anniversary. The news came in the Command & Conquer subreddit post by EA producer Jim Vessella, who has previously worked on Command & Conquer 3 and Red Alert 3.
As most of you may know we recently announced Command & Conquer: Rivals, a mobile game set in the Command & Conquer universe. Following the reveal of Rivals, we heard you loud and clear: the… community also wants to see the franchise return to PC. And as a fan of C&C for over 20 years, I couldn’t agree more. With that in mind we’ve been exploring some exciting ideas regarding remastering the classic PC games, and already have the ball rolling on our first effort to celebrate the upcoming 25th Year Anniversary.
Vessella didn’t share any more information or specific but added that EA will be talking to fans and taking feedback in a variety of ways in the next few weeks. In a few questions answered by Vessella in the comments, he also confirmed that no micro-transactions will be attached in the series.
We are eager to hear your feedback to help influence our current thoughts for PC and what comes next. Over the next few weeks we’ll be talking to fans in a variety of ways. In the meantime, please share your thoughts here on the subreddit.
As a long time C&C fan and developer, I am just as passionate about the C&C franchise as you are, and look forward to hearing your thoughts as they help us shape the future of C&C at EA!
The interest for the remasters came after the announcement of Command & Conquer Rivals for mobile at E3 earlier this year.
Command & Conquer Rivals is a free-to-play mobile game where players fight 1v1 matches as the Rivals, GDI or Brotherhood of Nod. The goal of the game is to capture platforms around a missile silo. If a player is successful in gaining control of two or more platforms for a period of time, the missile launch will destroy the opponent’s base.
The mobile game was met with a lot of negative from the fan base which prompted the General Manager of Redwood Studios; Michael Martinez to say that they are going to bring “a great real-time strategy game” to mobile platforms and asked for the fans to give them a chance on a new take on the series.
We still have to wait for an actual confirmation for the series as the 25th Anniversary is still 2 years away. However, it is unlikely that something isn’t in the works especially after Jim Vessella has gone public with the idea.
Are you excited to see the series come back? Let us know in the comments below.