The Command and Conquer Remastered edition is one of the games we're most excited about, so we'll take any piece of news we can get about it. We're in luck, because we've just received a new update - and we've got a Command and Conquer Remastered first look at the game's Construction Yard.
Additionally, we've got a few more details on the game - which will include both Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert 1 - and apparently the team are ready to leave pre-production and enter full production on C&C Remastered. More on this below.
The latest update by Command & Conquer series producer at EA Jim Vessella arrived on Reddit highlights the state of the game, and what the teams are currently up to.
You can check out the Construction Yard at the top of the page - it certainly looks pretty swish. Vessella notes, "our primary goal with the visual approach is to maintain the authenticity of the original in-game asset. It’s worth calling out that if there’s a conflict between the in-game asset, cinematic asset, or UI portrait, we’re always going to side with the in-game asset. That being said, if there are opportunities to pull in details from the cinematic footage to enhance an asset, we’ll do our best to incorporate those details. A good example here would be the blue pattern / texturing on the Con Yard door (Inspired by the classic Con Yard unpacking cinematic)."
As for the game itself, it's concluding the pre-production phase and ramping up into full production. Apparently they already have the first mission in Command & Conquer up and running, and are "in the middle of getting Multiplayer up and running for the first time, along with dozens of art assets iterating towards their finalized look."
The remaster is currently due for release in 2020, and is being worked on by several of the original developers from Westwood who are now at Petroglyph - who themselves are also working on Conan Unconquered for Funcom, and (in a neat bit of Westwood connective) may also be working on a new Dune RTS.