Command And Conquer Remastered

Command & Conquer Remastered hits alpha, celebrates with Tesla Tank

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It’s been quite some time since we last had an update for the remasters of Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert. But just because we haven’t heard anything, doesn’t mean that the team at Petroglyph has stopped working. In fact, the remaster has hit an important milestone, says producer Jim Vessella. Yesterday, he dropped some new info on the upcoming games, which have reached the alpha stage.

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Vessella brought the update to the place where the remasters were first announced: the Command & Conquer subreddit. Reaching alpha status for the games is a major step for the developer. By hitting alpha, Tiberian Dawn (the original C&C) reached 4K visuals, thanks to the efforts of Lemon Sky Studios. Additionally, it also means that missions are playable to completion, and include “all the core gameplay mechanics.”

“I’ll admit when playing this full mission experience, the game started to transport me back to when I first played C&C, and I hope it does the same for all of you when the game is released,” Vessella wrote.

Command Conquer Remastered Tesla Tank

That was with my left hand

Not only is Tiberian Dawn fully operational, but Red Alert is also well on its way. Vessella wrote that Red Alert is finally at the stage where it’s finally playable. In celebration, the team has released the first image of the Tesla Tank unit, seen above.

“We are now able to load Red Alert missions, and the game is already being populated with several of the remastered visual assets,” Vessella wrote. “That’s because even though Red Alert just became playable in the software, Lemon Sky has actually been creating assets for Red Alert over the past several months.”

Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert remastered will be everything an old C&C fan craves. The game will have up to 4K resolution, with a remastered soundtrack and all the expansion content in one package. We don’t have a release date yet, but from the Reddit post, the games are well on their way — smashing down goals like a Mammoth Tank through a barricade.

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