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October 11, 2018 1 min read
[Update: Vessella has already addressed the obvious elephant in the room by saying "We will not be adding microtransactions to a C&C Remaster."]
During its E3 2018 press conference, EA temporarily delighted longtime real-time strategy players by announcing a new Command & Conquer game. The elation was short-lived and summarily followed by disappointment. Command & Conquer: Rivals was a mobile game. It hasn't set the world on fire.
Today's Command & Conquer news is more promising. Producer Jim Vessella took to reddit to reveal that EA plans to remaster some of the series' most beloved games. "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," Vessella says. Command & Conquer's 25-year anniversary will be in 2020.
Vessella also mentions that EA will be talking to fans to help shape the future of Command & Conquer, and, presumably, to gather input as to which games should be remastered. I desperately hope it's Command & Conquer: Renegade -- a first-person shooter that I didn't know existed until I looked it up 15 minutes ago.
C&C Update from EA [reddit]
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