Electronic Arts has shared more details on its upcoming Command & Conquer remasters. In a blog post, EA started off by confirming that it is remastering 1995’s Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and 1996’s Command & Conquer: Red Alert. That game’s expansion packs, including Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and Aftermath, will also get remastered.
In its blog post, EA also stressed that the new remasters are coming “without microtransactions,” which sounds like good news.
EA is working with Petroglyph Games to develop the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection, which comprises Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert. The Las Vegas-based studio has a history with Command & Conquer, as some of its founding members worked on the original game at Westwood Studios before joining Petroglyph.
In its statement, EA said it hopes its partnership with Petroglyph will go a long way toward helping people feel comfortable about how the remaster collection will be handled.
“In addition to the excitement and support of this remaster initiative over the past month, there has also been a healthy skepticism that we can pull this off,” EA said. “How are we possibly going to remaster these titles while maintaining the authenticity of the original experiences? Bottom line, there is no better way to achieve this than to partner with some of the talented developers who brought these original games to life.”
What’s more, EA also confirmed that the original Command & Conquer audio director and composer, Frank Klepacki, has returned to Petroglyph to work on the new remaster collection.
EA also recruited established CG company Lemon Sky Studios to work on the Command & Conquer remaster package. Lemon Sky has worked on loads of games in the past, including Diablo III: Eternal Collection, Spider-Man PS4, StarCraft Remastered, Dead Rising 4, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Bloodborne, Gears of War 4, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, among many others.
There is no word as of yet regarding when the Command & Conquer remaster collection will launch or other key particulars about it, but keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest. EA previously said it it might release the remasters to celebrate the franchise’s 25th anniversary, which could mean they’ll launch in 2020.
At E3 this year, EA announced Command & Conquer: Rivals, a 1v1 free-to-play game that is currently available through an alpha. A public release will come later.