EA's COMMAND & CONQUER REMASTERED COLLECTION Is Coming to Steam and Origin on June 5
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: Real-Time Strategy Games
The original Command & Conquer and Red Alert will return reimagined on June 5, 2020, Electronic Arts has revealed, as the announcement trailer for Command & Conquer: Remastered Collection showcases the upcoming title's core features.
The collection is being developed at Lemon Sky Studios and Petroglyph Games, the renowned creators of Star Wars: Empire at War, Grey Goo and Conan Unconquered. Although Westwood Studios — the studio behind the vast majority of Command & Conquer games — was closed by EA in 2003, some of the same people who worked on the cult-classic games have joined up with Petroglyph to make the remaster happen.
“Our team has been working hand-in-hand with the C&C community since day one and we hope this transparent dialogue will result in the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection being a love letter to our fans,” Lead Producer at EA Jim Vessella said in a press release. “We’re taking the classic gameplay that ushered in a new era of the RTS genre and adding the most fan requested features like Skirmish mode for Tiberian Dawn, quality of life control improvements, and full Steam integration with UGC support. For me personally, having been a C&C fan since I was 12 years old in 1995, working with the original Westwood Studios team members at Petroglyph has been a dream come true.”
According to EA, Command & Conquer: Remastered Collection features rebuilt graphics and 4K textures, along with an over seven-hour soundtrack remastered by the award-winning composer Frank Klepacki.
The Remastered Collection will be available in two limited editions published by Limited Run Games.
Without further ado, take a closer look at the brand-new version of 1995's Command & Conquer and 1996's Command & Conquer: Red Alert in the action-packed trailer down below:
Command & Conquer and Red Alert defined the RTS genre 25 years ago and are now both fully remastered in 4K by the former Westwood Studios team members at Petroglyph. Includes all 3 expansion packs, rebuilt multiplayer, a modernized UI, Map Editor, bonus gallery of unreleased FMV footage, and over 7 hours of legendary remastered music by Frank Klepacki. Welcome back, Commander. Includes: Command & Conquer, Red Alert 1, and all expansions
Command & Conquer: Remastered Collection is coming to PC (via Steam and Origin) on June 5, 2020.