We received a couple of forwarded copies of a note EA is apparently sending out
to old school C&C fans (thanks ASLayerAODsk and kelmar5), revealing that the
dream of a continuation of the Red Alert series is at hand. Here's the deal:
I hope everyone is enjoying one of the best years ever for PC gaming.
On the eve of one of our own major releases, The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle
for Middle-earth™, the one thing we've grown to understand is how important the
community - our most loyal supporters - is for industry. This started back in
our days at Westwood where the community for our games has always been a big
priority. We understand that you are the most important and influential group
for us and we are constantly amazed at the amount of talent used to create
quality assets and mods.
Having said that, we have a MAJOR announcement to make and we are making it
exclusively to our long time C&C fans. This announcement is not going out to the
press and it won't appear on the EA website or anywhere else online. We are very
proud to announce that the team that brought you Command & Conquer™ Red Alert
2™, Command & Conquer™ Yuri's Revenge™, and Command & Conquer™ Generals has
officially started work on our next project set in the Red Alert universe!
As I mentioned, we're very proud to ship what we feel is one of the best RTS
games ever released. Most of you have probably heard of The Lord of the Rings™,
The Battle for Middle-earth™ which hits stores this week. We've introduced some
really innovative features and gameplay mechanics, which you should definitely
check out when you get a chance. You will also see a major enhancement to the
Sage graphics engine we originally created for Command & Conquer Generals.
Expect us to leverage and continue to evolve this powerful engine as we start
work on our new Command & Conquer game.
Thanks again for all your support over the years. This entire team is incredibly
excited to work on the next Command & Conquer chapter. Look for an official
announcement soon and have a wonderful holiday.
VP and Executive Producer