The title of this post is a very obscure reference, one that maybe only a small handful of people will get. It’s well deserved though, as EA have sent the internet crazy by talking about Command and Conquer again, but this time, in the context of a PC release, not that inane Rivals mobile game they revealed earlier this year. Onwards!
There was a time before The Reticule was born when I tried my hand at running a Command and Conquer fansite, it was called cncnation.net and last a couple of years, at least until my enthusiasm for the series was destroyed by the falling standards of Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars and Red Alert 3. But I was always fascinated by the dedicated modding communities that were out there, and one of the biggest is nearing final release.
I didn’t watch the conferences from EA or Ubisoft live, I followed them on Twitter while watching Game of Thrones and Banshee. However much I love games, I do sometimes wonder whether they will ever quite match the story-telling and action found in shows from studios like HBO. Certainly nothing I’ve seen from E3 so far leads me to think we are entering a truly new generation of games, more that the consoles are finally catching up with the power found on PCs for a few years now. Despite this negative view, a few bits grabbed my attention from the EA and Ubisoft events.
EA have revealed Command and Conquer: Generals 2 at some small time game awards show over in the States. Generals 2 is being made by BioWare will run on Battlefield 3’s Frostbite 2 engine and will be set in a world where a terrorist attack has left the world without any politicians or diplomats, only Generals. Sounds…interesting? Hit the jump for another screenshot and a short trailer.