EA will remaster the first two 'Command & Conquer' games in 4K

Donna Miller
November 15, 2018

"This is getting the band back together", Petroglyph Audio Director Frank Klepacki said in an announcement video on Wednesday. Today, I'm thrilled to tell you we are going back to the beginning. So, we will also remaster the original Command & Conquer: Red Alert.

This collection may take a while to come to PC gamers as development hasn't actually started yet.

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Most notably EA has partnered with Petroglyph Games, a studio formed by original members of the Command & Conquer development team, to help with remastering the games. But what about the classic expansion packs you may ask - Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and Aftermath? The post even acknowledged that the games "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". Numerous folks who spearheaded the original C&C games will be working on these remasters, including series co-creator Joe Bostic, lead programmer Steve Tall, and a certain fan-favorite composer. The team has said that development will be more transparent than other EA projects with frequent updates being posted to the official Command and Conquer subreddit and other community channels. That specific phrase may be meant to assuage anyone left with a sour taste in their mouth after trying 2018's smartphone-only game Command & Conquer: Rivals, which tried to capitalize on Clash Royale-style microtransaction bloat-and felt little like a classic C&C game as a result. The developers will keep collecting feedback from fans as development begins and eventually progresses, so here's hoping that Petroglyph and Lemon Sky can give the fans what they want. 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. Join in on the conversation in the comment section below.

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