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EA reveals Command & Conquer: Red Alert and Tiberian Dawn remasters for PC

What you need to know

  • Command & Conquer is a popular strategy franchise from EA.
  • Many months ago, remastered versions of Command & Conquer: Red Alert and Tiberian Dawn were announced.
  • The titles are launching on June 5.
  • They'll be available on Steam and Origin only.

Command & Conquer is a legendary real-time strategy franchise which first came out in 1995. Since then, it has received a number of installments. While the quality of the games has decreased in recent years, gamers still have fond memories of certain experiences like Command & Conquer: Red Alert and Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn. For years now, many have been asking EA to remaster these experiences for modern devices.

Luckily, it seems like EA listened to these pleas and just announced remasters of Command & Conquer: Red Alert and Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn. The post even acknowledged that the games "wouldn't be the same without them, so all three expansion packs will be bundled with the base games into one remastered collection, without microtransactions."

A month ago, we let the Command & Conquer community know we were bringing the franchise back to the PC, starting with a remaster initiative. The reaction from fans has been amazing, with many of you sharing your favorite moments from the past 23 years. We have been reading these comments and listening intently. And now, we are ready to reveal our first PC offering and how your suggestions are already influencing our approach. Today, I'm thrilled to tell you we are going back to the beginning. We have decided to remaster Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn. And while this is incredibly exciting on its own, we're also aware of how passionate the community is about the Red Alert universe. So, we will also remaster the original Command & Conquer: Red Alert. But what about the classic expansion packs you may ask — Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and Aftermath? Well, Command & Conquer and Red Alert wouldn't be the same without them, so all three expansion packs will be bundled with the base games into one remastered collection — without microtransactions. In addition to the excitement and support of this remaster initiative over the past month, there has also been a healthy skepticism that we can pull this off. How are we possibly going to remaster these titles while maintaining the authenticity of the original experiences? Bottom line, there is no better way to achieve this than to partner with some of the talented developers who brought these original games to life. So, after years of the fans asking for their involvement, I am humbled to announce that EA is going to partner with Petroglyph Games to develop the Command & Conquer remastered collection.

It's great to see that the original developers from Westwood Studios will be working on the games. Hopefully they'll be able to capture of essence of what made the titles so great. They're coming on June 5 to Steam and Origin on PC.

Are you excited about the Command & Conquer: Red Alert and Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn remasters? Let us know.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

19 Comments
  • YES!!! This is exactly what I wanted. It's a shame they probably won't be in the store. Now that Xbox One has official mouse and keyboard support on Xbox One these would make excellent Play Anywhere titles.
  • I would love to see them as Play Anywhere titles!
  • Agreed, these would make great play anywhere titles providing there are zero elements of micro transactions.
  • It's EA, so just get it out of your head right now. I would love it too. This is my all time favorite game. It probably will never come to the store even on PC. I may have to install Steam just for this game. **** Damn, just responded to a year old comment.
  • No doubt new units and building will only be unlockable through microtransactions... Likewise, the Tiberium Harvester will no longer exist. Instead, Tiberium will be purchasable at $4.99 for 500, $8.99 for 1000 or $74.99 for 10,000.
  • I have every doubt in the World that that is going to happen.
  • https://youtu.be/iMto0ecNIa4
  • The article says no microtransactions.
  • LMAO!!! That's awesome.
  • Agree with fuzzy. I am over all these micro transactions and find myself playing less games because of them.
  • Please bring back Red Alert 2 with a single player engine that is not so easy to beat as the original
  • I Love this statement "It's great to see that the original developers from Westwood Studios will be working on the games. Hopefully they'll be able to capture of essence of what made the titles so great." Hopefully the Westwood devs will show EA how to make an RTS.
  • That's great to hear. I loved C&C Gold so much.
  • Have you guys who are mentioning microtransactions even read the article? C&C Tiberian Dawn was the very first PC game I ever played. I cannot wait for this collection!
  • It was a joke, obviously. EA has a reputation you know...
  • Never heard of the title Tiberian Dawn until now.
    C&C and Mech Warrior 2 were the first games PC games I owned (C&C being the first PC game I played too).
  • Shutdown sequence initiated... Shutting down... 😅 https://youtu.be/0FxVPdk0IN0
  • Tiberian Dawn was the name for the original C&C (Gold). When the game Tiberian Sun came out they went back and named it Dawn, and then Tiberian Dusk was planned.
  • Yes, excited. Disappointed we haven't had any new games for this IP, though.