EA have announced they are remastering some classic Command & Conquer games. Both the original game of the main series and Command & Conquer: Red Alert are being remastered for PC. Speaking via a blog, Creative Director and Producer Jim Vessella said:
Today, I’m thrilled to tell you we are going back to the beginning. We have decided to remaster Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn. And while this is incredibly exciting on its own, we’re also aware of how passionate the community is about the Red Alert universe. So, we will also remaster the original Command & Conquer: Red Alert. But what about the classic expansion packs you may ask – Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and Aftermath? Well, C&C and Red Alert wouldn’t be the same without them, so all three expansion packs will be bundled with the base games into one remastered collection – without microtransactions.
To help develop the remasters, EA are partnering with Petroglyph Games, who include many of the original developers from Westwood Studios, the original studio of the Command & Conquer series. Some notable members include Joe Bostic, who is known as the co-creator of C&C, having also served as the Lead Programmer on Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert. Steve Tall joined Joe as a Lead Programmer on Red Alert, and Mike Legg contributed to all forms of audio systems at Westwood. As an added bonus, Frank Klepacki will join the studio as Composer and Audio Director for the remaster collection!
The game will boast a 4K resolution thanks to the work of Lemon Sky Studios. There is no release date as of yet, but fans are encouraged to engage on Reddit and community channels and help create the best possible remasters of C&C and Red Alert.