EA has announced that its recently revealed Command & Conquer remasters are to be helmed by Petroglyph Games, a developer founded by key members of the original C&C team at the long-defunct Westwood Studios.
EA's Command & Conquer PC remasters were first introduced back in October, following the community's angry reaction to Command & Conquer: Rivals, the publisher's free-to-play RTS mobile game. At the time, EA producer Jim Vessella assured fans that, "we heard you loud and clear: the...community also wants to see the franchise return to PC."
Now, writing in a new post to the Command & Conquer subreddit, Vessella has confirmed that EA's remaster programme will begin with Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn, Command & Conquer: Red Alert, and expansion packs Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and Aftermath. These will be bundled into a single remastered collection, with no micro-transactions to be found.
Classic real-time strategy series Command & Conquer will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in two years - and in preparation for the event, EA is "exploring some exciting ideas" regarding remastering the original PC games.
The news comes via a post to the Command & Conquer subreddit by EA producer Jim Vessella, who previously worked on the likes of Command & Conquer 3 and Red Alert 3. "As most of you may know," Vessella explained, "we recently announced Command & Conquer: Rivals, a mobile game set in the Command & Conquer universe. Following the reveal of Rivals, we heard you loud and clear: the... community also wants to see the franchise return to PC."
Command & Conquer: Rivals' reveal was not, it's fair to say, especially popular. The official announcement trailer, for instance, has 2.7K likes versus 59K dislikes at present.
When EA announced a new Command & Conquer game exclusive to mobile devices, the reaction wasn't great.