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!
You see, Jim Vessella, a producer at EA that worked on Command and Conquer 3 and Red Alert 3 dived into the world of Reddit and posted a message to warm the hearts of all PC gamers in the world. In essence, after the cacaphony of boos that rained down on EA after their heel turn with Rivals, they have turned face by revealing:
we’ve been exploring some exciting ideas regarding remastering the classic PC games, and already have the ball rolling on our first effort to celebrate the upcoming 25th Year Anniversary.
Which is damn good news, as god only knows that the original games were looking ropey even when I got into the series with Red Alert 2 back in 2000. The original Command and Conquer was released way back in 1995, so it looks like we will have another couple of years before EA get any remasters released, but that’s quite alright with me. I’d love to see a compilation of all of the pre-Generals games remastered and brought back for a new audience.
Interestingly, Jim also mentions that EA want to hear from fans so they can decide how to shape the future of the series. Would they consider bringing it back from the dead…again?
We are eager to hear your feedback to help influence our current thoughts for PC and what comes next. Over the next few weeks we’ll be talking to fans in a variety of ways. In the meantime, please share your thoughts here on the subreddit.
As a long time C&C fan and developer, I am just as passionate about the C&C franchise as you are, and look forward to hearing your thoughts as they help us shape the future of C&C at EA!
As for that cncnation.net reference in the title? Way back when, in the dark days of the mid-2000s when EA first brought the series back with Tiberium Wars, I ran a little fansite called cncnation.net. It was fun, and my first steps in the world of running my own site. Those were the days, long before evo-gamer.com and Reticule Towers were even a twinkle in the eye.
So, excited for Command and Conquer?