Staring at a display for 20+ years tends to make issues blurry. My resolution is to utterly ignore the ravages of time on my eyes and to hope that issues will work out anyway. And they did! EA have been engaged on a Command & Conquer remaster that sharpens the unique sprites and deblurs the destruction, so I can extra simply make out the Nod’s bikes for just a few extra years. The first teaser is right here, so let’s shuffle our chairs a bit nearer to the display and have a look, eh?
I didn’t count on such restraint. The unique supply code to each Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert was recovered, which can assist builders Petroglyph and Lemon Sky to remaster each games. The remaster can even embrace the expansions packs, so that you’ll have the principle titles and Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and Aftermath, multi function bundle. It have to be enjoyable for the previous Westwood founders and builders presently engaged on the game at Petroglyph to go poking round within the previous code.
According to proud papa producer Jim Vessella, the remastering course of is in depth, however one which’s decided to maintain the traditional appeal intact:
“Lemon Sky has re-concepted, re-modeled, and re-animated every gameplay asset from scratch – examples of which you’ve seen with the Construction Yard and Tesla Tank. Once it reaches the final stage as seen in those previews, we render and export the assets in 2D so they lineup frame for frame with the original visuals. In some cases like the Grenadier, this can mean over 600 frames for a single unit. This creative process has allowed us to modernize the game assets as you originally imagined them, and stay true to the gameplay you’ve known and loved for 25 years.”
I needed to take double areas after the complete stops out of that above quote, so you already know you’re within the arms of a person who likes issues previous and correct. Though he’s not averse to a bit of caprice. While enjoying the remaster you’ll be capable to swap between the unique belongings and the brand new ones on the fly, hopping between 320×200 and 3840×2160 like Marty McFly. There’s a wee instance of that right here on the EA site.
We’ve received no launch date for the remaster, however if in case you have the originals you’ll be able to odor the guide.