EA has been working on a remaster of RTS classics Command & Conquer and Command & Conquer: Red Alert for some time now. We finally got our first look at the game in a small 30-second teaser put out.
You can see the clip below or on the blog post written by Jim Vessella, the producer on Command & Conquer: Remastered. While it's short, and still in progress, it gives us a pretty good idea of the style the game will be using. Command & Conquer: Remastered is still a 2D game, but the sprites have been massively upgraded so that they no longer look like jaggy messes on modern devices. Jim notes that they did spend some time debating if they should stick with 2D or make the remaster in 3D, but they ultimately decided to stay as close to the original as possible.
They also noted some interesting details. CG artists Lemon Sky Studios were brought in to assist with the process of recreating the sprites, and have done so with a lot of care. Jim says that some of the units have a ton of animations to go through, and specifically points out that specifically the grenadier had over 600 frames of animation. Additionally, Jim notes that the game will have a "classic/remastered" graphics option toggle, saying that at any point you can hit a button and go back to the old sprites that maxed out at a resolution of 320 x 200. This will do a fantastic job of reminding players just how much different the game really looks.
Command & Conquer Remastered and Command & Conquer: Red Alert Remastered are coming to PC at a currently unknown date.
How do you feel about this remaster? Excited to play Command & Conquer again? Think this remaster will lead to new games in the series? Let us know in the comments below!