The announcement before the weekend of Command and Conquer Remasters excited us to no end, and now we have a couple of important details about them. There will be no Command & Conquer Remastered microtransactions, for starters.
The other new information, which isn't confirmed but seems very likely, is that the remasters will almost certainly have an interface in the style of the Command and Conquer 3 UI, with sidebars. Read on for more.
The first and most important piece of information is that C&C series producer Jim Vessella confirmed that there would be no microtransactions added to the remasters. This is certainly good news, especially as we're talking about EA here.
The other important nugget is the C&C3-style interface. Vessella apparently produced the sidebar UI for Command & Conquer 3, and veteran series designer Greg Black - who is back at EA working on Command & Conquer: Rivals - originally designed it. Here are all the comments from Vessella regarding the UI in the Remaster Reddit thread:
"The UI for C&C3 was the feature I produced, and I loved many of the updates we made. But we're curious to hear if people want to see that replicated in the classic games... Would you want to see updated balancing or a more robust UI? For example, would you want to see the C&C3 style tabs and unit selection sidebar in one of the classic games?"
"Awesome to hear your thoughts on the C&C3 UI! There's a lot of similar sentiment happening in these posts, so this is great insight for us."
"Definitely hearing a consistent theme around bringing the C&C3 style UI to the classic games..."
Other notes include the obvious point that "modern system compatibility will be a top priority for any Remaster", but perhaps the most interesting comment was the suggestion, that Vessella specifically liked, for separating 'classic' and 're-balanced remastered' versions into separate game modes.
However, don't expect too much more on the Command & Conquer Remastered Editions for a while - the team are aiming to release thing alongside the game's 25th anniversary in 2020. Vessella does say they should "be able to reveal more details about