Command & Conquer not dead after all, revival imminent according to EA

By Russ Boswell · 18 replies
Nov 19, 2013
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  1. Diehard Command and Conquer fans probably considered the series dead to rights when Westwood Studios closed in 2003. It has been a long time since we've seen a great RTS, aside from Star Craft, and the military style strategy game...

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  2. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 313   +67

    Just let it die in peace. Please.
    ghasmanjr, Lurker101 and Steve like this.
  3. I LOVED the series when Westwood made it, but once EA took over it went to crap, and quit playing it after Red Alert 2 I think. I still play C&C Gold and Red Alert 1 every once in awhile.
  4. I loved Generals, I hope they release something.
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  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    I can only imagine how badly EA will mess this up.
  6. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,039

    Couldn't agree more and it does really pain me to say it. The original DOS version by Westwood Studios was great and then was made better with C&C Gold. The game got me into computer gaming and consequently computers. The first Command & Conquer: Red Alert game was great and so was the second, the third by EA was and still is rubbish.

    Everything else since then has just been an effort to cash in on the franchise, much like EA do with every franchise they purchase.
  7. It breaks my heart to see the game being announced dead and suddenly revived again. Then it went dead but somehow people forced it to revive again..

    What a way to live and die....
  8. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    I still go back and play C&C Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge to this day, get a few friends round who also have it and LAN up. This, Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance and Company of Heros are the only RTS's I play, I've tried loads of others (including the red alert 3, supreme commander 2 and CoH 2) and they are all rubbish , thank god windows 7 is so good backwards compatibilty wise :)
  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I Was sad when they announced that it was terminated. Hopefully it wont be bad. EA is probably gonna make it a micro transaction mania... just like they ruined Real Racing 3 on iOS.
  10. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    I don't want to see any Command & Conquer game if EA has anything to do with it. Just no.
  11. oH MAN THIS IS SWEET <.>
  12. Personally I found Red Alert 3 to be really fun, or at least on par with most of the westwood games.
  13. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,039

    It wasn't that the game wasn't fun, it was just extremely buggy. The multiplayer experience was terrible. When you got a game and it worked, it was fun. However getting a game in the first place was difficult and then when loading someone would often drop. Finally once in game it was usually very laggy, this was my experience anyway. To this day RA3 still hasn't been fixed, still has connection and lag issues.
  14. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Ea eat all?
  15. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,147   +915

    Petroglyph Games is the reincarnation of Westwood Studios, when they left EA this is the studio they made, I wish I had known about them years ago to help give them support as it looks like they are struggling at the moment :(

    Edit: "End of Nations" is their latest game which is an MMO RTS apparently? I'm downloading the Alpha now to see what's what :)
  16. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    I think the series has been going downhill since the original Red Alert series (Aftermath, Retaliation, etc.). Have you ever played the first person shooter version that was full of terrible Duke Nukem-esk one liners? I think it was called Command and Conquer Renegade. The idea was good, but the execution was just horrible.
  17. mojorisin23

    mojorisin23 TS Booster Posts: 152   +46

    Red Alert 2!!! doesnt' get better!
  18. Satki

    Satki TS Member Posts: 24

    "It has been a long time since we've seen a great RTS, aside from Star Craft, and the military style strategy game hasn't been "epic" since Red Alert 2 dropped back in 2000"

    Supreme Commander was pretty awesome, shame that the sequel sucked.
  19. I have c&c red alert 2 on a disk and it doesn't work. But my cousin has got the first decade pack and all of the games on there seem to work fine

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