Command & Conquer Will Return

A recent interview on Gamasutra talks about EA's expansion of their Visceral Label to help cement the identity of the studio that was formerly part of EA Redwood Shores. Word is Visceral will work on new Command & Conquer game, a new installment in the real-time strategy series many presumed was on the shelf following a lackluster Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight. Their conversation with Visceral Games general manager Nick Earl does indicate the next C&C game is off in the future (or perhaps he mans "groovy"), saying: "In addition to the next Command & Conquer title, which is not yet formally announced and described by Earl as 'pretty far out,' he says 'the effort and energy at the moment is around building EA share in the action category... to achieve our mission of becoming number one inside of the action space'." Thanks Ant via GameSpot.
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Oct 20, 2010, 09:43
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Re: Command & Conquer Will Return Oct 20, 2010, 09:43
Oct 20, 2010, 09:43
 
So where are the original devs from westwood studios? Anyone know?

Would be nice if they came out of the blue and made a true sequel or new installment.
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Oct 19, 2010, 16:14
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Oct 19, 2010, 16:14
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 19, 2010, 16:04:
I'm pretty sure what it actually was was a prototype for a slimmed down online only game
Actually, it was exactly that. A gameplay mechanic prototype, which might have evolved into another new IP, unrelated to CNC, but was horribly mutated to look like a CNC game and to be sold as CNC4.
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Oct 19, 2010, 16:04
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Oct 19, 2010, 16:04
 
Amen. And as a dev afterwards said, EA took an inhouse RTS prototype and FORCED C&C upon the team to fill the sequel quota. No wonder, the game turned out to be utter shit.

Actually, that would make sense. A prototype RTS should be turned into a real game, and putting mechanics into the C&C world isn't so bad.

I'm pretty sure what it actually was was a prototype for a slimmed down online only game, like something between survivor and the online components of real C&C games, and that's what got turned into the most recent one.

That's awful.
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Oct 19, 2010, 15:57
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Oct 19, 2010, 15:57
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Might be a better time to 'return' if you hadn't made the first real (I didn't get sole survivor) C&C game ever that I didn't want quite recently. I hope they at least make it a honest C&C game. If I wanted to play DOW I would EA.
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Oct 19, 2010, 15:52
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Oct 19, 2010, 15:52
 
this is why I beg anyone BUT those related to EA to take over. I don't see why the folks at Petroglyph can't recreate the magic that was Dune2 and Westwood. must be some NDA agreement.
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Oct 19, 2010, 15:45
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Oct 19, 2010, 15:45
 
I'd love to see another Generals. Generals was easily the deepest, most interesting C&C. Of course, if they made another one, it would probably be dumbed down to C&C4 level.
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Oct 19, 2010, 15:31
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Oct 19, 2010, 15:31
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Oct 19, 2010, 14:18
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Oct 19, 2010, 14:18
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Optional nickname wrote on Oct 19, 2010, 13:44:
CNC: Generals: Zero Hour, was 'the' RTS game for me. The ability to control your units, and armies "in battle" unlike *cough* SC2 * cough* although*cough I'm playing it cause there's no more CNC *cough hhack wheeeze*..
ZH was the plateau that carved the golden age of CNC for me, since Dune2, right through RA3 first 5 minutes after which I used it as a coaster for my pickle jar. Too bad EA killed ZH for its lacking ability to fix crucial bugs, which killed the sportsmanship of gameplay, due to online cheating via fog of war maphacks, where every top ranking gamer even ended up using and getting caught for it. That's when CNC died a cold death for me.

Will I try the next incarnation of CNC from EA? hell no, but I'll be sure to read their forums for my nightly entertainment. If there is a positive vibe from veteran players, then yes, maybe. Hi to Mike Verdu, if you're reading this. and to quote teh pwnerer, the E can suck my left nut, while the A can hang from my right one.
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Oct 19, 2010, 13:44
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Oct 19, 2010, 13:44
 
CNC: Generals: Zero Hour, was 'the' RTS game for me. The ability to control your units, and armies "in battle" unlike *cough* SC2 * cough* although*cough I'm playing it cause there's no more CNC *cough hhack wheeeze*..
ZH was the plateau that carved the golden age of CNC for me, since Dune2, right through RA3 first 5 minutes after which I used it as a coaster for my pickle jar. Too bad EA killed ZH for its lacking ability to fix crucial bugs, which killed the sportsmanship of gameplay, due to online cheating via fog of war maphacks, where every top ranking gamer even ended up using and getting caught for it. That's when CNC died a cold death for me.

Will I try the next incarnation of CNC from EA? hell no, but I'll be sure to read their forums for my nightly entertainment. If there is a positive vibe from veteran players, then yes, maybe. Hi to Mike Verdu, if you're reading this. and to quote teh pwnerer, the E can suck my left nut, while the A can hang from my right one.
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Oct 19, 2010, 12:58
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Oct 19, 2010, 12:58
 
Tim wrote on Oct 19, 2010, 12:02:
It was down to the game being utterly shit rather than the incumbent DRM.
Amen. And as a dev afterwards said, EA took an inhouse RTS prototype and FORCED C&C upon the team to fill the sequel quota. No wonder, the game turned out to be utter shit.
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Oct 19, 2010, 12:24
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Oct 19, 2010, 12:24
 
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Re: Command & Conquer Will Return
Oct 19, 2010, 12:02
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Oct 19, 2010, 12:02
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Creston wrote on Oct 19, 2010, 11:54:
I wonder if that lacklustre reception of C&C4 has ANYTHING to do with your horseshit "always-on" DRM that even made one of their own developers blog that it was worthless? Nah, of course not.

Creston

Wishful thinking. It was down to the game being utterly shit rather than the incumbent DRM. Much as we'd all like people to be DRM-aware (or even militant) it's not really true and in this specific case a complete lack of DRM wouldn't of saved it given they managed to take everything that was *good* in C&C and throw it away. For some bizarre reason people making RTS think people don't like building bases and that.. well confuses the crap out of me as an RTS fan.
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Oct 19, 2010, 11:54
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Oct 19, 2010, 11:54
 
How far out is it, man?

It's pretty far out.

That's pretty far out, man!

/Flight of the Conchords'ed.


I wonder if that lacklustre reception of C&C4 has ANYTHING to do with your horseshit "always-on" DRM that even made one of their own developers blog that it was worthless? Nah, of course not.

Creston
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Oct 19, 2010, 11:48
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Oct 19, 2010, 11:48
 
Guess EA decided they didn't milk the franchise enough. I loved the C&C franchise. Sad what happened to it.
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Oct 19, 2010, 11:36
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Oct 19, 2010, 11:36
 
C&C will return ... and nobody cares?
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