Set to arrive on June 5, 2020, Command and Conquer Remastered includes both the 1995 original and the Red Alert follow up and looks set to apply a whole heap of contemporary polish to two of the most legendary offerings in the RTS genre. Here’s what you need to know about the key features of Command and Conquer Remastered.
What Platforms Will The Game Be Available On?
One of the most anticipated releases of the year for fans of the RTS genre, many folks have wondered what platforms Command and Conquer Remastered will arrive on. At the time of writing, the only platform that Command and Conquer Remastered will release for is PC. As yet, there are no plans to have Command and Conquer Remastered release on Mac and console platforms but as always plans can change.
What Modes Are Included In This New Release?
Arguably the most essential part of any Command and Conquer title, it’s good to know that EA has hardly skimped when it comes to the Command and Conquer Remastered multiplayer feature set.
Players who are keen to wage war against one another will be cheered to discover that EA has somewhat over delivered in terms of the sheer number of maps on offer. Boasting well over 250 multiplayer maps across both titles which can be increased yet further by the in-built map editor, it’s fair to say that you really won’t be running out of online battlefields to wage war across anytime soon.
Elsewhere, Command and Conquer Remastered also boasts a radically retooled custom multiplayer lobby in order to make creating and joining online multiplayer sessions as effort-free as possible.
What Level Of Visual Polish Does This Remastered Release Bring To The Table?
As with any remaster worth its salt, Command and Conquer Remastered has brought a pleasingly extensive amount of polish to lift it out of its mid to late 1990s origins and make it look a little more akin to a game that might be made today.
However, those expecting a ground up reimagining of Command and Conquer’s classic aesthetic will need to realign their expectations a little, as Command and Conquer Remastered applies a pin-sharp, 4K resolution presentation to the existing visual assets to make them look better than they ever have been before.
Better yet, players with an eye on the past can switch between the newly remastered and classic DOS visuals at the touch of a button. Indeed, the latter arguably still provides something of a keenly felt nostalgic pang when enabled.
Are All The Cutscenes Included In This Release?
In addition to being remastered in a much more clear 4K resolution that is far kinder on the eyes, Command and Conquer Remastered arguably goes the extra mile when it comes to the cutscenes that it encompasses.
Though Command and Conquer Remastered rightfully includes all the cutscenes that were part of the original 1995 release, it also goes above and beyond what might be typically expected by also providing the cinematics that were previously exclusive to the console version of Command and Conquer. This means that for the first time, PC players will find themselves exposed to the seemingly inexhaustible charms of General Carville. A treat and make no mistake!
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