Command & Conquer 4 preemptively announced

EA UK's Twitter feed touts banner headline officially revealing long-rumored next installment in EALA RTS series.

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This morning, the UK office of Electronic Arts posted a banner headline via its private Twitter feed, which is open only to members of the games press. The 105-character tweet speaks for itself: "EA_UK_PR New release: EA LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMAND & CONQUER 4 http://bit.ly/LOk6R." The compressed link, however, does not speak for anything, leading merely to the Electronic Arts press site where the most recent announcement is for the forthcoming Fight Night Round 4 downloadable content.

Kane will be leading the internal investigation of the preemptive tweet.

When contacted by GameSpot, EA reps declined to comment on the apparently preemptive tweet. However, the existence of C&C4 has been an open secret for weeks, following another apparent leak out of the UK. in June, British market research firm 2CV, which lists C&C publisher Electronic Arts among its clients, posted a customer survey that outlined the game in detail and featured a picture of C&C series villain Kane on the front underneath the EA logo.

The survey revealed that C&C4 will incorporate a class system akin to a role-playing game and "MMORPG-like player progression." The modes will be persistent in both the game's single-player and multiplayer modes, which include full campaign co-op and five-on-five competitive online play. The game will also apparently feature what the survey calls "the first mobile base in RTS games," the crawler.

For more details on all the C&C games leading up to C&C4, check out the video retrospective below.

Discussion

92 comments
cosmin_dark
cosmin_dark

Yhea, thats what i'm talking about, cool games....!!!!

CogSoldier486
CogSoldier486

I wish they still could have gone with Tiberium wars. i liked the thought of you get to fight in the game.

gamemaniac27
gamemaniac27

all C&C games are awesome. hope C&C 4 will be the best.

Killingspree303
Killingspree303

If C&C 4 disappoints me, well, I can always return for another round of C&C 3: Tiberium Wars. That was the best C&C game EA have ever made.

Halloll
Halloll

and the night elves from warcraft 3 had mobile base in the form of walking trees. brag now EA.

Halloll
Halloll

EA turned Q&Q series into crap. the only thing they done right was generals and that's because it had nothing to do with Q&Q universe, EA just stamped it as a Q&Q to boost sale. and about mobile base in RTS games, didn't homeworld have that?

Mental_Gear
Mental_Gear

I'm a PS3 owner, and I put Red Alert on my PSP and got addicted. I'm looking into RA3 on PS3 now, but I might not bother if this is in the works.

wahyudil
wahyudil

if this is the last ... then I must play the previous game first ... sigh

instinctgamer54
instinctgamer54

C&C generals is the only one i've played and i played only this because all the guns and the environments and all that stuff were not si-fi. generals was all modern warfare and thats why i liked it. Hopefully C&C4 wont have all that si-fi stuff

Bozanimal
Bozanimal

How is it a surprise or a leak that a sequel is being made to one of the most popular PC game franchises still in existence? It's not like we've learned about new units, a graphics engine, or any other details. I would go as far as to say I expect a sequel to be in the works at all times unless its predecessor failed horribly.

redalert2004
redalert2004

I really like C&C games, i have them all PC and Psx but this last red alert 3 SUCKES, man i forçe miself to finish it.

lucky326
lucky326

I believe the Monolith in Dawn of War: Dark Crusade and Soulstorm was mobile.

Melty123
Melty123

I'd love to see how C&C 4 looks if and when it comes out.

firehawk998
firehawk998

If this is the last C&C then the gameplay,ending and factions must be EPIC. Plus the idiotic DRM must be removed. Dont screw this one EA .

firehawk998
firehawk998

If this is the last C&C then the gameplay,ending and factions must be EPIC. Plus the idiotic DRM must be removed. Dont screw this one EA .

firehawk998
firehawk998

If this is the last C&C then the gameplay,ending and factions must be EPIC. Plus the idiotic DRM must be removed. Dont screw this one EA .

firehawk998
firehawk998

If this is the last C&C then the gameplay,ending and factions must be EPIC. Plus the idiotic DRM must be removed. Dont screw this one EA .

weedman1985
weedman1985

EA, stop making sequels to C&C and Red Alert. The series should have ended when Westwood fell apart. Make your own god damn franchises and stop turning good old games into cheap thrill, fan service whores.

im_back
im_back

I would prefer they take their time with this one... Although I loved C&C 3, Red alert 3 was a shocker... it was fun sure, but it took everything that made it a C&C game and threw it out the window. A lot of you are asking for a new generals, and I would tend to agree. As much as I want to carry on with the GDI and NOD story, I think we all need a break :D

sigerzx
sigerzx

Another generals please!!

CrazyMetalHead0
CrazyMetalHead0

Well hopefully they won't cancel this one as they did with the Tiberium.

TareX_md
TareX_md

As much as I loved RA1 and 2, please, please EA release a next-gen Generals game!!!!! I loved the realism and authenticity of fighting with real weapons, on real terrain, in real locations...

bioghost
bioghost

Is it possible for another Generals? I want it better than RA3!

BarkotGamer
BarkotGamer

I dont know about you guys, but Kane is back! :)

Inconnux
Inconnux

#1 reason I didn't buy the last C&C was because of the idiotic DRM... hopefully they won't make the same mistake with this one.

bahamat0
bahamat0

I just hope the cinematics become movie-like as it was in Tiberian Sun, instead of the traditional general/assistant just standing and talking to the camera pretending that it's the commander. Not that it's a big issue, but that was one of the stuffs that I liked in Tiberian Sun more than other C&C cinematics. Hopefully the game itself will be as cool as it was in C&C3 :D

abosh1
abosh1

hope its as good as tiberium wars!

WhoStoleJKORCA
WhoStoleJKORCA

psh the "first mobile base," ever played homeworld?

Pete5506
Pete5506

I hope the next one is better then these last ones have been

oskuuu
oskuuu

slow down a bit, i haven't still finished kane's wrath :D

NICKKELANIUS
NICKKELANIUS

@corkyhookahking the red alerts were different? i only thought their was one

corkyhookahking
corkyhookahking

i love the C&C series but i think the red alerts are the best

XenoLair
XenoLair

Red alert 3 .. it was hard for me to play it... they drove it into a wall at some point. Red alert 2 is a masterpiece. Im sorry but westwood owned it.. ever since EA its not the same

toadman682000
toadman682000

I think EVERYONE can agree that red alert 2 (+yuri's revenge) was the best game in the series.

HellJumper
HellJumper

I agree with tyrant, red alert 3 was a joke to the whole CnC franchise...I hope they won't make another one in similar fashion

tyrant490
tyrant490

i think red alert 3 and uprising was the worst cnc game EVER and i have every cnc game in existance my fav was red alert 2 + yuri's revenge

NuKkU
NuKkU

cool cool but the only RTS's i really like are Age of Empires and Starcraft and the old warcraft

Skyline5
Skyline5

no more C&C games by ea. They have killed it just let the franchise die with some dignity

AfroDeLiGht
AfroDeLiGht

I think this game is going to be officially announced soon. C&C subscribers got an e-mail today stating that soon a very remarkable announcement will be made at the cnc website. I am assuming its related to CnC4. To quote part of the e-mail: "C&C franchise will soon have a message for you, to be communicated world-wide in "early July". Make sure to bookmark CommandandConquer.com, as this person will drop his message at just the right time. " http://commandandconquer.com/

StarlightHunter
StarlightHunter

Ever since EA got hold of C&C it has sucked , Well mind you every game EA get's hold of sucks. Their was Dead Space and that was a huge blip but now.... beeeeeeeeeeppp.

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

@ noclue_27 I'm just curious. What did they change in WoW that upset you?

ahyumifan
ahyumifan

oh this sounds good. I hope I can see Greg Kasavin's name somewhere in that game again.

NemesisLives
NemesisLives

Sorry but I cannot play any C&C without Westwood. Since they have been gone the C&C franchise has sucked IMO

Megawizard
Megawizard

"The game will also apparently feature what the survey calls "the first mobile base in RTS games," the crawler." I'm pretty sure SupCom's Fatboy & Tempest (mainly the Fatboy) claim that. Technically speaking, Starcraft's Terran structures qualify even more.