Developer Petroglyph has announced the remaster of the real-time strategy classic Command & Conquer in the trailer. The first trailer of the remake of C&C raises hopes that the game will not make the same mistakes as Warcraft 3: Reforged.
What was there a riot when Warcraft 3: Reforged was released less than two months ago? From performance issues, to the lack of promised content, to a 30 gb patch that took even the classic version of Warcraft 3 to its grave. The community had many reasons to complain. With the trailer, Command & Conquer now shows that it makes almost everything better that was criticized in Reforged.
No wonder there were many disappointed fans who demanded a refund. The Warcraft 3: Refunded meme was born. Now, Warcraft’s old Nemesis Command & Conquer Blizzard of all things could run out of Real-Time-Strategy (RTS).
Warcraft vs C&C: An ancient rivalry
In the 90s RTS was a booming genre. Blizzard’s Warcraft series as well as Westwood’s Command & Conquer series dominated the scene and are still groundbreaking computer game classics today. However, while Westwood disbanded after the turn of the millennium and EA took over the series, Blizzard experienced a heyday and created a gaming empire, largely thanks to the Warcraft franchise.
It seems ironic that the deadly competition is now the new hope in the RTS sector. The announcement trailer for Command & Conquer Remastered caused a lot of excitement and the Warcraft 3 community is looking enviously at the game.
Even three months before its release in June, the game already looks more finished than Reforged is today. Janne’s “Neo” Tjarks, probably the most famous and passionate cast member of the WC3 scene, commented that the trailer made him both happy and sad at the same time.
WC3- and Heroes-of-the-Storm-Caster Michael “KendricSwissh” Kratzel hits the same score in a tweet and brought to the point what makes C&C better.
Who is behind C&C Remastered?
EA has given Petroglyph Games the scepter for the Remaster. The studio was founded by former members of Westwood – best conditions for a careful handling of the classic.
Interestingly, Petroglyph cooperates with Lemon Sky Studios. The Malaysian animation studio was commissioned by Blizzard to create the models for Reforged. While the graphics from the Warcraft remake were met with a lot of criticism, C&C fans are thrilled with the pepped-up look of their remake.
What makes C&C better already
But not only the graphics are praised. Petroglyph scrupulously sticks to the original, modernizes the popular trashy cutscenes and even adds content that was only available on the Playstation version at the time.
The new edition will not only contain the first part of the series, Tiberium Conflict, but also the second part, Red Alert, along with all its extensions. In addition, the developer has engaged the original spokesperson of the first part, Kia Hutzinger, among others, to lend her voice once again to the artificial intelligence EVA, which comments on the game events.
Nevertheless, C&C is not afraid to integrate modern conveniences into the game that did not exist 25 years ago. Among other things, there will be freely assignable hotkeys, a replay function and an ELO-based matchmaking system.
The signing of Frank Klepacki, who wrote the original soundtrack, is also very popular. For C&C Remastered, he has reworked seven hours of music, and previously unreleased tracks will find their way into the game.
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