Renegade X is the upcoming indie remake of Westwood’s FPS C&C Renegade which had a really mixed reception when it was released back in 2002. I actually really enjoyed it, but then again I am a bit of a C&C nut.
The indie dev team at Totem Arts have been working on Renegade X for quite a while now and this multiplayer game is set for a general release in February next year. The team are now looking for gaming clans, mod teams, and well anyone who can really put the game through its paces, to apply for a spot on the internal beta beta test. Each group should have minimum of 3 testers and a maximum of 10 testers.
Applications are open until 7 January and this phase of testing is expected to start some time mid January. Interested parties can apply through this forum.
I would encourage and C&C or FPS groups to get involved with this, Renegade is one game I would love to see rebooted to a high quality and utilise the power of today’s PCs.
In case Renegade X as been off your radar, here’s some info on what the team are aiming to achieve and you can watch a trailer below.
Renegade X is not an ordinary game. We are bringing the popular “Command & Conquer” RTS series to ground level as a large-scale team-based tactical shooter. Players will be able to fight for two unique teams – the Global Defense Initiative (GDI), a UN international military force committed to world order and peacekeeping, and the Brotherhood of Nod, a messianic international terrorist network that aims to push humanity into the next stage of human evolution.
Players will be able to manage their own economies, choose from over 30 weapons, 15 vehicles, and call in nuclear strikes, Ion Cannons, and airstrikes, and much more.
Each team will have a base of operations that composes of several key structures. Each structure has its own purpose. For example, the GDI Barracks gives GDI players access to special weapons and characters. If the Barracks is destroyed by Nod forces, GDI will lose the ability to purchase these special weapons.
We believe that this gamemode – “Command & Conquer Mode” – can potentially revolutionize the FPS genre. It is the gem that went unnoticed for many years. Now is the time to uncover it.