PC Gaming

EA Might Remaster The Command & Conquer Games

Electronic Arts is considering remastering the original Command & Conquer games for PC.

According to EA producer Jim Vesseila, the publisher is “exploring” the idea of bringing the games back for the series’ 25th anniversary in September 2020.

“As most of you may know, we recently announced Command & Conquer: Rivals, a mobile game set in the Command & Conquer universe,” Vesseila posted on Reddit yesterday. “Following the reveal of Rivals, we heard you loud and clear: the Command & Conquer 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.”

A longtime veteran of the Command & Conquer series who produced both Command & Conquer 3 and Red Alert 3, and served as lead producer on Kane’s Watch, Vesselia reiterated that he’s every bit as passionate about the games as its fans and wants to hear their thoughts because interacting with players is one of his favorite parts of the job.

“We are eager to hear your feedback to help influence our current thoughts for PC and what comes next,” he wrote. “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.”

Additionally, Vesselia reassured fans that there will not be any microtransactions in any Command & Conquer remaster.

The last game in the series, the free-to-play browser game Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances, was released in 2012. Command & Conquer: Rivals was announced at E3 back in June, but received a largely negative response from a fan community that has been starved for a good C&C PC title.

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