EA has gone ahead and done it. The company has been bleeding goodwill for years now, which reached an almost satirical point earlier this year at E3, when they announced the first brand new Command and Conquer game in years… which turned out to be a mobile game.
Now, EA is trying to make peace with the Command and Conquer fan base, because they have announced Command and Conquer and Command and Conquer: Red Alert remasters, something that they had already previously mentioned they were looking into.
But that’s not all, either, because these remasters will be developed by Petroglyph, which is a studio made of Westwood veterans who worked on the original Command and Conquer games to begin with. That means EA is literally going back to the folks who helped make Command and Conquer into the RTS force it became to help bring it back meaningfully.
The best part? All expansions for both games will be available upfront, and no microtransactions, something that EA was very keen to note in its announcement of the game. Between this, and Warcraft 3: Reforged, and Age of Empires 4, I think we may be starting to see a soft resurgence of the once dominant RTS genre…
The remasters here have not begun development. They will be taking community feedback into account, and will launch on PC.