For the 25th Anniversary of Command and Conquer, Electronic Arts have announced that the Remastered collection is now available worldwide on PC. Developed as a labour of love between EA and soome of the original Westworld Studio team (now at Petroglyph), it will comprise of Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn, Command & Conquer: Red Alert and their three expansion packs – Covert Ops, Counterstrike and The Aftermath
It will re-introduce veteran fans and those new to the franchise to the classic real time strategy games of the past with added native 4K support, rebuilt multiplayer, enhanced UI, a seven hour remastered soundtrack by Frank Klepacki (which we love!!), modding support and much more.
Key Bit of Info
Key Feature of the Remastered Collection is the fact it is been built with the help from the community from day one. With help from the active Community Council it has shaped the features to hit home on the good points of the titles past and update the game appropriately. The feedback from the Council have help shape feature such as a revamped UI, new controls, map editor, modernised online multiplayer, option of custom games, 1 vs 1 quick matches, leaderboards, replays and much more.
“Our top priority when developing the Remastered Collection was to make sure the heart of Command & Conquer can be felt from the second you boot up the game,” said Jim Vessella, Lead Producer at EA.
Behind the Game
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection had to rebuilt the graphics and textures from Lemon Sky Studios and added native 4K Support.
Frank Klepacki, the composer of the original games comes back to remaster the music. He remastered seven hours of music for the project, including over 20 tracks re-recorded with The Tiberian Sons.
With what the community is doing in regards to taking care of the title in the past, now the source code for the game is now open source. It becomes one of the first major RTS games to open source their code under GPL. The code is unlocked under a GPL version 3.0 license. Meaning the game’s ability to be modded will be extremely fun to see how far they can take it.
Frank Klepacki, the composer from the original C&C titles, has remastered seven hours of music for the project, which includes over 20 tracks re-recorded with The Tiberian Sons. In addition, Command & Conquer is now one of the first ever major RTS franchises to open source their source code under the GPL. Earlier this week the TiberianDawn.dll and RedAlert.dll and their corresponding source code was released under the GPL version 3.0 license, which will unlock powerfu
This is big news for Strategy gamer, giving a remastered touch on a classic game. We started the franchise at Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 so we will definitely be looking at what the game was in the past.
For More Info
This game will be available on the Origin and Steam clients with it also being a part of the Origin Access Premier Subscription.
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l mod support for the Remastered Collection and community projects for years to come.
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection is rated Teen by the ESRB and is available worldwide on Steam and Origin for PC for $19.99 USD. Origin Access Premier members will also get full access to the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection on PC today for as long as they are subscribed. Origin Access Basic members receive 10% off the full game. For more details, visit origin.com/origin-access.
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