This is Renegade X, a fan game in development for over six years. It's come quite far since then, and now, it's just about ready to go.
And another Command & Conquer game bites the dust: EA has just axed the latest in the longrunning strategy series, the company announced today.
Just in case the words "Command & Conquer" and "free-to-play" hadn't got you wary enough for the upcoming C&C Generals 2, there's now this: the game is releasing without a singleplayer story mode.
Those with faint stomachs may want to avoid clicking on this, lest they look upon what has become of this once-mighty franchise and despair.
During my recent interview with BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, we talked about the obvious things like Mass Effect and Star Wars: The Old Republic.
EA isn't just making a 2013 Command & Conquer game under the BioWare umbrella. They're making a free game, an "all new free-to-play MMO strategy game" called Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances according to a press release today.
If Command & Conquer: Generals 2 is really a BioWare game (and it is, right?), then we should care about its story. Storytelling in video games, after all, is a BioWare hallmark.
In saying the next Command & Conquer game is coming from "BioWare", it seems EA is hoping a little of gamer's good will towards the RPG powerhouse will rub off on the game. Instead, unless Generals 2 is amazing, it's probably going to backfire.
The brief appearance of a staging site for the new home of Command & Conquer on the web revealed that the beloved real-time strategy franchise will be born again under a brand-new EA development studio, Jon Van Caneghem's Victory Games.
Unless you make your living from science, a table of elements is a pretty boring thing. But not when it includes gaming concoctions like Imulsion (Gears of War), Tiberium (Command & Conquer) and Element Zero (Mass Effect).
A deadly cocktail of nerd poisons, featuring the toxic element from EA's Command & Conquer series combined with a few equally sly Dune and Star Wars references, as seen in Lady Gaga's (slightly NSFW) "Telephone" video. Thanks, Matt & Charles!
I suppose at some point this will cease to be news, but the franchises that made LAN gaming great continue to turn their back on it, providing a long slow obituary for the service. Command & Conquer is the latest.
And the weekend parade of free stuff keeps marching on. PC gamers can now get all three original Command & Conquer games free through the official website. The freebies are a promotion for the release of Command & Conquer 4 next month.
With Command & Conquer 4 ready for release in March, EA is prepared to take the C&C universe to an entirely new medium. What do these teaser images say about this new frontier?
When last Kotaku reported about the future of Command and Conquer, there was an editorial eyebrow raised skeptically. But the boss at EA believes that real-time-strategy needs "fundamental innovation." His pitch might change your expression.