Command & Conquer, Command & Conquer: Red Alert remasters from EA and Petroglyph coming

Joanna Estrada
November 15, 2018

"Please continue to engage on Reddit and community channels and help us create the best possible remasters of "C&C" and 'Red Alert!'". With the video above, we get to see more than ever before behind the scenes, including the musical genius Frank Klepacki's involvement.

To bring the RTS series back, EA will be partnering with Petroglyph Games, which includes numerous original developers from Westwood Studios, and "some of the most influential members of the original Command & Conquer development team from 1995". "This is how it should be. We were all there from the inception of it".

About a month ago, news popped up that EA was considering working on some remasters of the Command & Conquer series to celebrate its upcoming 25th anniversary. If you could turn back the clock, what would you have wanted in the original C&C games? "Well, C&C and Red Alert wouldn't be the same without them, so all three expansion packs will be bundled with the base games into one remastered collection - without microtransactions".

In its statement, EA said it hopes its partnership with Petroglyph will go a long way toward helping people feel comfortable about how the remaster collection will be handled. We have chose to remaster Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn.

Also contributing to the remaster effort will be Lemon Sky Studios, which will help update the original games with 4K resolutions. A peek at the studio's game output since 2006 includes a shift in recent years to capitalize on early-'10s MOBA fever.

Louis Castle, another member of the original Westwood team, will have his own C&C thoughts to offer in 2019: a post-mortem presentation at March's Game Developers Conference about the original game's development. Castle now works for Amazon Game Studios, and EA's announcement didn't include any hint of swiping him for temporary work on this remaster project.

C&C Remaster announcement video.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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