At E3 earlier this year EA unveiled a new mobile entry in the long-running Command & Conquer series called Command & Conquer: Rivals
- one focused on quick and intense head-to-head battles. Naturally, fans of the series weren't too happy that it wasn't a fully fledged PC game, but in a new statement from Jim Vessella, a Producer at Electronic Arts, C&C might be making a comeback.
As per the following statement posted at OpenRA
- a site that aims to remaster and update classic Command & Conquer titles including Red Alert, EA is actively looking at remastering the series for the 25th anniversary. With the hope of bringing it back in full with new games too.
Here's the full post.
Fellow Command & Conquer fans,
My name is Jim Vessella, and I’m a Producer at Electronic Arts. Ten years ago I had the pleasure of being on the production team for Command & Conquer 3 and Red Alert 3, along with being the Lead Producer on Kane’s Wrath. During those years, some of my favorite moments were interacting with our passionate community, whether at our onsite Community Summits, on the forums, or while attending various events such as Gamescom.
As most of you may know, 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 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.
We are eager to hear your feedback to help influence our current thoughts for PC and what comes next. Over the next few weeks we’ll be talking to fans in a variety of ways. In the meantime, please share your thoughts here on the OpenRA forums.
As a long time C&C fan and developer, I am just as passionate about the C&C franchise as you are, and look forward to hearing your thoughts as they help us shape the future of C&C at EA!
This is very cool news, and really a proper remaster - ala StarCraft Remastered
- for the original Command & Conquer would be awesome.