Electronic Arts is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the original Command & Conquer with the announcement of the release date for Command & Conquer Remastered Collection. It’s coming to PC (Steam, Origin) on June 5, for $19.99.
The Remastered Collection will include the original real-time strategy game, Tiberian Dawn, the beloved Red Alert spin-off sequel, and their various expansion packs, Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and The Aftermath.
The 90s strategy games have been given a graphical face-lift, with support up to 4K resolution. The resmasters have been developed by original Westwood team members (now at Petroglyph) along with close support from the Command & Conquer community. Community-requested features include an updated map eidtor, revamped interface, and rebuilt online multiplayer that includes ELO-based matchmaking.
“Our team has been working hand-in-hand with the C&C community since day one and we hope this transparent dialogue will result in the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection being a love letter to our fans,” said Jim Vessella, Lead Producer, EA. “We’re taking the classic gameplay that ushered in a new era of the RTS genre and adding the most fan requested features like Skirmish mode for Tiberian Dawn, quality of life control improvements, and full Steam integration with UGC support. For me personally, having been a C&C fan since I was 12 years old in 1995, working with the original Westwood Studios team members at Petroglyph has been a dream come true.”
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection will be available June 5 on digital stores Steam and Origin. A physical Special Edition is being produced by Limited Run Games for $59.99, which includes a 16GB USB drive with remastered soundtrack, poster, pins, tech tree prints, and sticker sheet. For the diehard fans, a 25th Anniversary Edition will set you back $150, adding a 150-page art book and faction unit figurines.