We're roughly a week away from the launch of Command and Conquer Remastered Collection and the hype train is already well underway. The developers have revealed a bunch of new content that will be coming in this long-awaited remaster — and some of it has never been seen by players before.
"There's over four hours of never-before-seen footage in the Bonus Gallery, along with unreleased music tracks Frank discovered in his archive," stated the game's producer Jim Vessella in a Reddit AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything) session. "For PC players, we've brought the console missions and cinematics into the Collection as well."
This cut footage isn't the only thing that's making its way into the game, mind. All of the missions from the N64 version will be included in the PC remastered collection alongside the FMV cinematics from the PlayStation version of Red Alert.
Beyond some nice visual elements, cut units will also be available in the game! While they won't be used in the official campaign — they were cut, after all — the developers have spent some time upgrading unused content to help out the modding scene (which is probably going to go nuts with the source code of the originals being made available).
"We were able to remaster a few of the cut units, so they can be utilized in [player-created] content," Vassella explained. "For example, you could create a mission with Chitzkoi and Volkov, and change their data any way you'd like. We can't wait to see what you create!"
What's In Store for the Future of Command and Conquer Remastered Collection?
Although there's still a week to go until launch, the dev team is already looking towards the future of this game collection — and perhaps the franchise as a whole.
"We're currently working on our first post-launch patch, which is aimed to address several of the community requests we didn't quite get to for launch. We should have more details around this soon!"
Considering all of the work involved in this project, one might wonder: are any of the other Command and Conquer games going to get the remastered treatment? From what Jim Vassella says, it looks like it will all hinge on the sales of this upcoming release.
"Right now we're fully focused on the launch of the Remastered Collection," Vassella stated. "This will be the first PC RTS game EA has released in the past 10 years. We're all excited for the launch and eager to hear the reaction from players."
These are just a few of the cool things that were revealed today; check out the Reddit AMAA on /r/Games for all of the details about what's on the way. For now, you can look forward to the launch of this RTS heavy-hitter on June 4, 2020. You can pre-order the Command and Conquer Remastered Collection on Steam and Origin at the price of $19.99 or your regional equivalent.
What do you think about what's coming in this long-awaited remaster? Would you be interested in seeing Red Alert 2 and other games from the franchise get the same treatment? Let us know in the comments below!