Command & Conquer games might be getting remasters according to a cryptic Reddit post from an EA producer.
EA has a history of ruining classic game franchises: SimCity, Medal of Honor, Need for Speed, and Star Wars: Battlefront all come to mind. But EA has left no other franchise in such a heaping ruin as they have Command & Conquer.
What was once the darling of the real-time strategy game genre has since become but a faded memory for most fans. The last game to be released in the Command & Conquer universe, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight, was such a bomb that EA basically shelved the entire IP afterward. Fans of the series hated the way that EA had changed the classic C&C formula, and new players weren’t interested in an RTS game that looked worse than almost every other game on the market.
But, Command & Conquer still has a ton of fans. When EA announced that they’d finally resurrect the Command & Conquer name eight years after the C&C 4 boondoggle as a mobile game, they were pissed. Fans wanted a return to form, not some bizarre mobile cop out.
Nevermind the fact that everyone who’s played Command & Conquer: Rivals say that it’s actually a great mobile game--fans were outraged that it wasn’t a PC game. And that outcry has apparently got EA spooked since they were relying on those fans buying Command & Conquer: Rivals.
Jim Vessella, an EA producer who worked on both Command & Conquer 3 and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, took to Reddit last Thursday to not only play damage control but also to toss a bone to rabid C&C fans.
"Following the reveal of Rivals, we heard you loud and clear: the Command & Conquer community also wants to see the franchise return to PC. And as a fan of C&C for over 20 years, I couldn’t agree more. With that in mind 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."
Sounds like EA might have a potential C&C remaster up their sleeves.
Vessella continued to let C&C fans know that EA would reach out to fans in a "variety of ways" to get their thoughts on “what comes next.” Which means that EA is likely still deciding just what game they remaster. With nearly a dozen PC games in the franchise, EA is hardly starved for choice.
Our vote is for Red Alert 2. Nothing beats attack dolphins and mind-control squids.