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Command & Conquer to “wash away the stain” of C&C 4

Thursday, 9th May 2013 23:38 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Victory Games doesn’t think much of Command & Conquer 4, apparently, and wants to make up for it with the latest entry in the series.

“The first thing we said was, we need to kind of wash the stain of C&C 4 away,” lead designer Samuel Bass said in a developer diary published on GameInformer.

“To do that, you really have to get back to your roots, back to what it was made your fans your fans in the first place.”

According to other Victory staff members, these roots are “base building that doesn’t feel like a chore; harvesting that doesn’t require your full attention; and a focus on fast action and lots of viable strategies” as well as “upgrades that matter” and “player powers that feel visceral”.

The team is clearly very inspired by Generals, which is fitting as the new game was originally announced as Generals 2, before it went free-to-play and was re-conceptualised as a platform rather than a single title.

Command & Conquer is a Frostbite-powered affair and looking quite pretty. Hit the link above to view the whole developer diary, or see Sam’s video preview. Dave’s played it and seemed pretty chuffed. You can sign up for the beta on the official site.

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  1. rockman29

    We’ll see… I’m still a Red Alert addict, but I don’t find the recent ones including RA3 very fun at all.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. DSB

    Kinda hard to keep track of all the godawful Command and Conquers out there.

    You could just as well go with Command and Conquer Red Vortex 14, no one would know it wasn’t a thing.

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Sanwiches

    The vehicules in the picture look like sports tanks, the way they are colored. Goddamn CnC is lost forever. why did they have to use the name CnC anyway .

    #3 11 months ago
  4. TheWulf

    @3

    A sentiment I have often shared. The desire to cling to and completely rape the worth out of an existing IP is a depressing thing. Just call it something new! It’s not hard.

    #4 11 months ago
  5. The_Red

    Yeah, because nothing washes the stain of a rushed 4th sequel like a free-to-play, rushing for the fad game formerly called Generals 2.

    #5 11 months ago