Command & Conquer will revisit Red Alert, Tiberium universes
C&C devs look to explore further into favourite and new fictions
While EA’s new free-to-play Command & Conquer game revisits the Generals fiction of the franchise, Victory Games has said that the Tiberium and Red Alert universes will be seen again.
Speaking in an interview, senior development director Tim Morten said that the team is planning on revisiting the famed C&C universes, along with exploring some new ones.
“Over time we’re planning to add factions to that universe and explore the Tiberium universe, the Red Alert universe, and then get into completely new fictions; so it’s very exciting for us, it’s kind of a starting point for a whole new C&C.”
When it was announced that Generals 2 was getting a name-change and switching to a free-to-play online game, fans were worried that there would be no single-player campaign; but Morten also assured gamers that their pleas have been heard.
“At launch, players will have the ability to play single player Skirmish against AI. There’ll also be a co-op Onslaught mode against waves of AI. Longer term we want to start exploring mini campaigns, perhaps even more fully-fledged campaigns. We got the message loud and clear that that is something the audience cares about so we don’t want to let them down in any way.”
Command & Conquer is being developed exclusively by Bioware Victory for PC, and is expected to be released sometime in 2013.
Sign up for the closed beta at the official Command & Conquer site.