EA has set in motion the development of a remaster of strategy game Command & Conquer, in honor of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the game. The company asks the community for ideas.
The remaster was announced by Jim Vessella, producer at EA and member of the team that developed Command & Conquer 3 and Red Alert 3. According to him, there are internal ideas for the classic PC titles in polished form and on Reddit and OpenRA he asks Command & Conquer fans to think along with. Vessella promises in advance that there will be no microtransactions in a C & C remaster.
In the coming weeks more information about EA’s plans will follow, he promises. The receipt of the mobile game Command & Conquer: Rivals seems to have played a role in the decision to make a remaster. There was a lot of criticism on that release because many players did not find it a real C & C game. “We have heard you loud and clear: the Command & Conquer community wants to see the return of the franchise to PC.”
The first Command & Conquer was published in 1995 by Westwood. EA bought that studio in 1998 but closed Westwood in 2003. OpenRA is a community project that reinvigorates the old games and develops open source software inspired by the original games