New Command & Conquer incoming

[UPDATE] EA GM says work is under way on new entry in real-time strategy series; unannounced title "still pretty far out": EA confirms title being developed in LA.

Just over six months after Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight shipped out, the next installment in the storied strategy series has been unveiled--sort of. Speaking last week to industry trade site Gamasutra, EA Games general manager Nick Earl revealed that a new entry in the series is in the works.

Tiberian Twilight won't be the end of the Command & Conquer series.

Few other details were revealed about the game, which Earl said was "pretty far out" in terms of release. It is unclear if the title will stick to the series' real-time strategy roots or be an action spin-off. It was also unclear which internal developer was crafting the next entry in the franchise, which has been historically developed at EA's Los Angeles studio. The article's focus was on Visceral Games, but it did not say explicitly that the Redwood Shores, California-based studio was developing the project.

[UPDATE] EA has now confirmed that a new C&C game is in the works at EALA, not Visceral. "A Command & Conquer game is in the earliest stages of development by a team located in Los Angeles," a rep told GameSpot. "Though not part of Visceral, this RTS team reports to Nick Earl, General Manager of EA’s Action/RTS group. Command & Conquer is a long-running, wholly-owned EA franchise that we continue to invest in."

The last Command & Conquer game, Tiberian Twilight, effectively ended the GDI vs. Brotherhood of Nod storyline, which began with the original Command & Conquer back in 1995. C&C4 is set in the year 2062, when Earth becomes so completely covered with the toxic (yet energy-rich) mineral known as Tiberium that the human race is in danger of extinction. In the face of this threat, the longtime enemy factions join forces against a common foe.

For more on Command & Conquer: Tiberian Twilight, read GameSpot's full review.

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rextrio
rextrio

hoping for a Generals sequel.

rextrio
rextrio

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farukcorreia
farukcorreia

I am hopping for another red alert tittle, and no walking construction yards, and classes and that stuff.

naktu
naktu

I actually want something like Renegade. You know they cancelled "Tiberium". It will be great if they dont make something like C&C 4.

airforcetech999
airforcetech999

MAKE ANYTHING BUT WALIKNG CONSTRUCTION YARDS AND ALL THE STUPID STUFF IN IT, BUILDING A BASE IS MORE FUN AND STRATAGIC THATS HOW A STRATEGY SHOULD BE.

commanderxp90
commanderxp90

We all need new General 2 or Red Alert 4! Please make a new General 2. I already missed playing General Zero Hour game.

foo7772
foo7772

I am kind of hoping for a Generals sequel.

jhpeter
jhpeter

Remake the first one or forget it. Only the two first(Red alert 1) games was cool for me.

MGamers
MGamers

I hate ea for buying westwood. Because i really loved Red alert 1 and 2, and tiberian sun. But now the C&C games are all crappy :(

Yams1980
Yams1980

after c&c 4, I can't see anyone trusting EA to make a decent C&C game ever again... the formula was long set and fun, why did they ruin it

davek1979
davek1979

Honestly I don't understand the amount of people wanting Generals 2... The gameplay was repetitive, "strategy" weirdly unstrategic for an RTS, overall average game, not deserving the C&C logo. Tiberian Sun - 3 years prior - was much more entertaining and actually a true C&C.

sabas10
sabas10

@balintcsikos Yes, End of Nations will be like C&C, but I wonder if they succeed with that task. If everyone should just use the gameplay mechanics from C&C3: TW, then all C&C games would be great.

g3n3r41xan
g3n3r41xan

I was so disappointed with Tiberian Twilight that I might think twice before rushing and ordering another Command and Conquer game. I was to be honest satisfied with Tiberium Wars and sort of with Kane's Wrath but the 4th installment wasn't Command and Conquer whatsoever. EA completely destroyed the series with this last one. Shame on you EA. Also what the h*ll EA. WTF is with the stupid always online DRM. Biggest mistake I made was to buy CNC4. I could have bought it for 70% off now which I would say isn't worth it still.

spdxxx
spdxxx

well i hope its cnc4 expantion or at least be any thing any thing expect for cg2

malakogavlides
malakogavlides

Generals 2. it was one of the best rts ever and surely the best of EA era. I still play it sometimes with my mate, its so fun(unlike most of todays RTS)

thatmy
thatmy

EA is "plenty of times! plenty of bullets!" understand? heh

thatmy
thatmy

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Slayerduckie
Slayerduckie

They got generals and c&c 3 right, but messed up ra3 and c&c4. Its 50/50, lets see.

Crush_Project
Crush_Project

Another bullet for the 'death of rts' gun. Totally ignorant, new skool, short bus kids of the rts world unite!! Yay!! C&C 5 previews can be seen in the movie Idiocracy. You know that scene where hes doing his tests and most of the people around the main character are trying to put triangular pegs into circular holes.

BloodMist
BloodMist

An action game in one of the C&C universes could be a cool thing, since the last non-RTS C&C game was what, well over 10 years ago?Why not give the series a break from RTS and try another genre?

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

People still buy C&C ? I stop buy C&C after EA bought out Westwood and shut them down, cause EA completely ass raped the what made the series good. Starting with C&C Generals and ending with the C&C 4 imo

l777l
l777l

"Though not part of Visceral, this RTS team reports to Nick Earl, General Manager of EA’s Action/RTS group. Command & Conquer is a long-running, wholly-owned EA franchise that we continue to invest in." I'm not whether their restructuring is a good idea. That being said, please release part 4 for consoles and - through the board - drop the online requirement.

volpygregor
volpygregor

I hope they realized the big mistake they made putting that "online only" DRM crap with C&C4. If they do it again it's another C&C tittle i wont be buying.

volpygregor
volpygregor

I hope they realized the big mistake they made putting that "online only" DRM crap with C&C4. If they do it again it's another C&C tittle i wont be buying.

balintcsikos
balintcsikos

@sabas10 Petroglyph is making a MMORTS thing called End of Nations. Maybe it's something like C&C (I think it's not, but who knows? xD) @Jak_Napier What? :)

Jak_Napier
Jak_Napier

never got into the games. but this looks good.

sabas10
sabas10

I actually think EALA should make a new Generals game. It was a pretty good game, atlough it should had more units and maps in the vanilla game. I hope they won't rush another Tiberium game, otherwise, Tiberium R.I.P. That will be the second thing in this story that will die.

sabas10
sabas10

EALA (current C&C-studio) and Petroglyph (former Westwood studios) should work together to make the new C&C. EA did add some nice things to the C&C universe, however, Westwood's story was way better (you can Google it). C&C3 was actually perfect: Up-to-date in all aspects, and still with classic C&C gameplay in it. If they just make a game wich gameplay is the same as the TW3 one, it will be perfect. It's a shame EA rushed the story with the last game, causing angry fans everywhere.

balintcsikos
balintcsikos

Imagine what Blizzard could do with C&C :/ (With the help of Westwood members)

balintcsikos
balintcsikos

C&C = resource gathering, base building, unlimited command point. I hope the new title won't be a game like C&C4.

Vilinec
Vilinec

What to think of that? Well... Most of us here agree C&C 4 was rubbish and don't even acnowledge it as part of the story (I sure don't :D ). But I'm excited about a new C&C. If it sticks to the RTS genre, and not some half-baked RTT I'm sure they can make it good. C&C and KW weren't bad. Honestly I'd rather have C&C 3 and KW patched properly than have C&C 4. I'm guessing it'll be Generals 2, but fo the future I'm hoping for a REAL ending to tiberium universe. One can always hope...

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

CnC4 sucks. I hope a new one will stick to its root.

unreal_master
unreal_master

I love command and conquer but i think they need one huge title rather then a new one every year.

Sorkvir
Sorkvir

Glad to see a new C&C, i enjoyed C&C 4 myself, but thats just me

placebeau1
placebeau1

C&C 4 wasn't the best ever, but it also wasn't as bad as everyone says. It's a little slow, but that's kind of refreshing. They took it a different direction and I applaud EA for that. It kinda felt like playing Dawn of War, and I enjoyed he different classes and unit unlocks. It's nice to know that I actually have to think and manage units properly to win a game rather than just building up massive tank armies...that gets boring.

assasinboy_798
assasinboy_798

Wow I agree with virtually all of those who have commented before me. CnC4 was bad really really bad, Kane deserved far better. However CnC3 was good I liked it and I have been a fan since the original. Even got all the booster packs. Generals was good at first but it lost it's touch eventually for me. I sincerely hope that this next game isn't screwed up like CnC4 was. I miss my base and my harvester. And I most definitely miss having a higher tech level meaning having an advantage. In CnC4 a tier 1 can take on a tier 3 and win I did it all the time.

Jedi_Dad
Jedi_Dad

As a long time C&C fan, I haven't even bought twilight yet because of its poor handling of the end of the series. They completely went away from what made the series what it was. I have no plans on getting excited about another "entry into the series" given EA's track record of handling the C&C series. It will likely be another Generals title.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@ mrzero1982pt2 theyve done that twice with Red alert which is just and alternate timeline and generals which i would like to see a sequel to

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

if they don't bring back more of the management aspects they got rid of in C&C4 I won't be buying this one either,shame really because I used to love C&C. So listen to the fans please EA and don't dumb this down so much,PC gamers are the last group that want a casual C&C which is what EA wanted or at least they thought the game would sell better if it was easier to learn for less hardcore gamers. Only time will tell if they sell out the C&C series again trying to give it mass appeal

Vikingfbm
Vikingfbm

I hated C&C4 with a passion. I felt betrayed after having bought all the C&C titles over the years and then being thrown a WH40K:Dawn of War clone. Then there was the fact that it forced you to grind missions so you could unlock units for multiplayer & the campaign? For something that was hyped beyond reason and PC exclusive, it seems to have been designed with with the console market in mind. I could moan about this all day, but I've said enough..

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

well maybe they will go medal of honor and make command and conquer in modern times? heck, i do not know

Sabzak
Sabzak

C&C's last title was worse than painful, I used to be a big fan of C&C series, been playing them since PS1 but seriously, they screwed up pretty bad, I just hope they hear the angry screams of thousands of fans asking them to make a new Generals!! =D

arkymarky
arkymarky

demn right!!! MAKE ANOTHER CC GENERALS!!