Called the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection, it includes Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert, as well as the expansion packs Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and The Aftermath. Each game has been remastered with 4K graphics and textures, an improved UI, multiplayer support, and a remastered soundtrack from original composer Frank Klepacki.
Command & Conquer, also known as C&C, is a real-time strategy game franchise. First released in 1995 by developer Westwood Studios, which EA took over in 1998, the game8217;s plot is set sometime in the near future when the Earth becomes contaminated by Tiberium. The UN-formed Global Defense Initiative tries to contain it, while the Brotherhood of Nod wants to harness it, and a war ensues.
The original creators of the series, who now work at Petroglyph Games, as well as 8220;many8221; of the original Westwood Studios team, were recruited to help EA create the remastered collection. EA said it also partnered with Lemon Sky Studios to 8220;help bring these original games to 4K glory8221;. It described Lemon Sky as one of the premier art studios around the world, specialising in remastering RTS titles.
8220;We8217;ve been working hand-in-hand with the Westwood veterans at Petroglyph to ensure the iconic gameplay remains authentic while adding key features for a modern experience. We could not be more grateful for the C&C community8217;s support during this journey, and especially the feedback from our Community Council,8221; said EA8217;s creative director, Jim Vesselle, in the announcement.
The Command & Conquer Remastered Collection is now available on EA8217;s own Origin or Steam. It8217;s also included with an Origin Access Premier subscription. It costs $20, and Origin Access Basic members get a 10 per cent discount.