EA mines Tiberium

A Command & Conquer spin-off is being developed at EA's LA studio and is due for release in autumn 2008.

Last week, speculation was rife as to whether EA was on the verge of officially confirming the next installment in its long-running Command & Conquer series would return to the first-person shooter genre. Pulling the trigger on that announcement today, Electronic Arts has revealed a new franchise based on the Command & Conquer universe--Tiberium. Named after the energy-providing alien crystals of the C&C games, the first title in the series is already well into development.

The first game, simply called Tiberium, is described as being a mix of "tactical action and visceral first-person shooting." Gamers step into the shoes of Commander Ricardo Vega, exploring an alien tower over the wasteland, which was once the Mediterranean Sea. The tower, believed to be a dormant relic of the Third Tiberium War, turns out to be the base of a planned alien invasion. As all hell breaks loose, Vega finds himself on the front lines of the battle for the planet.

Tiberium will have both single and multiplayer modes and has already been in preproduction for two years. Mike Verdu, general manager at EA Los Angeles, comments, "We are growing Tiberium from a simple backdrop to a fully realized universe with its own unique, hybrid squad-based shooter gameplay."

Tiberium is currently expected in autumn 2008 and will be coming to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

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merseylax
merseylax

they are amazing games i cant wait till tiberium or red alert 3 one word descrimes the command and conquer seriuer ..... LEGEND

geniustiong
geniustiong

yet another **** up from EA. We just had Kane's Wrath!

Hatefish2
Hatefish2

Nobody bash renegade. I still play it, also there is a freeware version of APB (A Path Beyond) Which is a total conversion of Renegade using Red Alert units and stuff. Good stuff if you're bored :P

athenian29
athenian29

A bunch of you keep banging up Renegade, but I thought it was fine. The multiplayer made less sence than a nickel, but it was fun from my (short) experience with it. Give "Tiberium" time, and I'm sure EA will pull through with both gameplay and name. I mean, the C&C games to their name were pretty good, weren't they? And Crysis was developed under their wing, and look how much praise THAT got. My point is, don't jump the gun. EA isn't what it used to be, but they're still shooting out a few good ones every now and again. Army of Two looks nice (although I haven't had a look in a while), and NHL 08 was their best sports game in over 5 years. Who knows, maybe we're seeing the beginning of a renaissance...

mechworrior762
mechworrior762

I read about this in a GI magazine. It looks totally awesome! I am really looking forward to this! It almost PROMISES to be good.

Feibie
Feibie

oh yeah been waiting for something like this : ) IN THE NAME OF KANE

Kraivyne
Kraivyne

Well this might be an interesting game, I have the same reaction as when they announced Renegade back in the day... Hope they pull it off

blackhammer77
blackhammer77

The name of the game is TIBERIUM? Whats next? An expansion pack called GDI?

lefliesoopreem2
lefliesoopreem2

|-|oly smokes! I thought Renegade would have been their last shooter. I sure hope they'll keep the old Command and Conquer gametype for multiplayer. Hopefully, Command and Conquer: Tiberium, will just be a working name until they can think of something better. Let's see, first was just Command and Conquer, or Command and Conquer Tiberian dawn, however you wish to view it. Then Tiberian Sun. Tiberium Wars. Renegade. Maybe they should just call this Renegade 2 or something.

matt_dangelo
matt_dangelo

wel i hope they dont kill it...i mean C&C is a rts...how would they make it a FPS....i mean...idk but i thin this game will proly be like..average..but proly nothing special, another EA game goes down the drain...time for Activision Blizzard!

ObiKKa
ObiKKa

Huh!?! Why did they come up with such a lame and uncreative word as the main title used to describe this spin-off first-person shooter of the C&C? So uncreative & typical of EA. You DON'T just get lazy and try to describe a particular franchise in vain with a word that is the term for the crystal in the C&C world, do you!!?!

KronikKilla
KronikKilla

Game sounds like its going to have a fairly intensive strategy element in it. Hope its seemless enough to not distract from the action.

Merl57
Merl57

hmm I hope its better than renegade from the reviews I read

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

Sounds good....I remember Renegade, also remember how delayed it was (but thats no shock it WAS a Westwood game) Could be cool.

datniccah187
datniccah187

first person shooter, should be interesting.

fatcat13sep
fatcat13sep

renegade had a good idea but it was to hard to kill people

Dreski83
Dreski83

soooo... they close the EA Chicago studio to pursue projects like this?! :? I'm not sure how I will feel about this in the long run, but I don't like it one bit right now...

Stephen361984
Stephen361984

Well three years should be enough time to properly playtest it and get the bugs worked out. Chances are i'll be eating those words come Autumn 2008.

BladeBurial
BladeBurial

I read the GI article on it. It looks awesome! The graphics looked sick too. I think I got the issue early tho. Did they already ship the Jan. issue? From what I read, this game is going to rock.

Battitz
Battitz

will probably be terrible. hope ea proves me wrong.

fearrich
fearrich

Renegade was one of my favourite games of all time. However, going on EA's recent C&C record, i wont exactly be counting down the days till it hits.

razu_gamer
razu_gamer

Great EA, lets milk th franchise to death.

Zeldrin
Zeldrin

zero9167, EALA are the makers of Medal of Honor.

red_x2004
red_x2004

Thats great news , after the success of Renegade am really going to look forward for this 1.

Enterprise-E
Enterprise-E

I won't whole my breath for this game. I am die hard C&C fan. Hell i even bought Renegade and look at how that turned out. First of all why come out with a new FPS in a already crowded genre. I rather them say they are working on C&C Red Alert 3 than this.

Mercanis
Mercanis

Mike Verdu, general manager at EA Los Angeles, comments, "We are growing Tiberium..." Noooo! You'll destroy us all!

R3V3N4N7
R3V3N4N7

Please be better then the other C&C FPS.

thekodaman
thekodaman

Red Alert 3 would be fun, Red Alert was great fun and the thought of it in faux pas 720p (as is usually the case with 360/PS3 multiplatform games) with updated gameplay is a very nice thought. Shame about the shooter thing, FPS is overcroweded atm.

dragonwarlock77
dragonwarlock77

Sounds cool. Hope it doesn't become another Starcraft: Ghost...

jknight5422
jknight5422

I'd rather they continue to make & improve 360 versions of the RTS style of game. wtf. There are too many FPS games atm. Not another one!

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

Sounds like another CC Renegade or, Starcraft Ghost to me. -_-

The1stFishBone
The1stFishBone

I think, former Gamespot editor, Greg Kasavin might be working on this game.

bazanger
bazanger

sounds good to me, although i agree that i would have rather seen Red Alert 3.

grootelaar
grootelaar

I heard of a game where you can switch too FPS and Stratagy mode that would be ASSOME and c&c reneagde wasnt so bad there was a good multy player in it but a bad single player