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EA announced Command & Conquer 4

EA announced Command & Conquer 4

EA hasn't properly announced Command & Conquer 4 yet, but we know it's on the way now thanks to a PR slip.

Electronic Arts may not have meant to announce Command & Conquer 4 just yet, but news that good can't be contained forever and the announcement has slipped out a little bit early thanks to the twitterings of a EA's UK PR team.

The announcement hit twitter for a little while yesterday, indicating that EA Los Angeles was working on Command & Conquer 4 before linking to a press release which didn't exist.

As these things often are, the twitter was quickly covered up by Electronic Arts but by that point it was too late. Joystiq snapped a picture of the twitter to prove that it did exist at one point and the news spread like wild fire.

The accidental announcement isn't the only news we've heard about Command & Conquer 4 either, with a leaked survey from one of EA's research firms indicating that the game was in development back in last June. According to the survey the game will include 5v5 online multiplater, a complete co-op campaign, RPG-like player advancement and new mobile base units.

There's currently little other word on the game and we're not sure whether the cast of the last few games will reprise their roles, but we certainly hope we'll be seeing some more of Gemma Atkinson if nothing else.

If you missed the last C&C game then you can catch up on it with our review of Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, or you can just let us know what your thoughts on the game are in the forums.

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p3n 9th July 2009, 13:02 Quote
EA will never put the effort in to balance a game properly, else why would people buy the next game (CnC MP is getting worse every game)? *rant*
lewchenko 9th July 2009, 13:37 Quote
I never bought RA3 because the last C&C was pretty poor in the multiplayer department. Sync issues / problems setting up games / balance issues etc. (A friend did but recommended I stear clear for the same reasons!)

So I went off to play a decent RTS game instead (Supreme Commander Forged Alliance.... vastly more complex, but rewarding nethertheless).

Oh.... and I hate how C&C games are zoomed in to like 2" from the ground with practically no zoom out.

So unless the above has changed... Im not buying, even if it does have the usual hotties !
PT88 9th July 2009, 13:39 Quote
It all went downhill after Red Alert 2.....
Paradigm Shifter 9th July 2009, 13:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by PT88
It all went downhill after Red Alert 2.....

Agreed.

While I enjoyed C&C3 quite a bit at the time, it's got no replay value whatsoever. Red Alert 3... I caved in and bought, despite the DRM (well, once EA released their deactivation program) I will NEVER do that EVER AGAIN. It was appalling.

EA, you can't make a game good by putting scantily clad women in it - it doesn't matter how pretty you make it, a steaming pile of crap is still a steaming pile of crap. EA killed one of my favourite series. :(
wuyanxu 9th July 2009, 14:15 Quote
well, CNC3 wasn't THAT bad, RA2 is still my most recent favourate CnC game.

RA3, Generals are both pile of crap. it's a shame RA3 turned out to be so bad, i was really looking forward to it.
kondichael 9th July 2009, 14:17 Quote
:S I only want Generals 2.
Paradigm Shifter 9th July 2009, 14:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
well, CNC3 wasn't THAT bad, RA2 is still my most recent favourate CnC game.

RA3, Generals are both pile of crap. it's a shame RA3 turned out to be so bad, i was really looking forward to it.
No, C&C3 wasn't that bad. As I said, I enjoyed it at the time. I've replayed it a couple of times, and while it's quite addictive the first time through, I found myself bored in the replays, except on some very specific levels.

Generals was terrible, but apparently Zero Hour improved it. Red Alert 3... words fail me. I can't stand EA... for that one 'game'.
PT88 9th July 2009, 14:35 Quote
RA3 was a pure waste of 30 quid

CNC3 was ok, but it had serious balance issues, and because of that there where a stupid number of patches needed, with 2 or 3 being 200meg+

But i still loved it for Mammoth tanks with rail guns!!!!
AndyFielder 9th July 2009, 14:44 Quote
guess who has already got http://www.cnc4.co.uk fansite comming soon!
CommandandConquer 9th July 2009, 14:56 Quote
Generals was the best, best balance, most fun game to play, just disappointing campaign but by far head and shoulders above the rest in online play.

This could be good, just as long as its not got the same poor balance and game play of everything since generals :p

Hopefully they will release a beta!
wuyanxu 9th July 2009, 14:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter
No, C&C3 wasn't that bad. As I said, I enjoyed it at the time. I've replayed it a couple of times, and while it's quite addictive the first time through, I found myself bored in the replays, except on some very specific levels.

Generals was terrible, but apparently Zero Hour improved it. Red Alert 3... words fail me. I can't stand EA... for that one 'game'.
yes, CnC3 is just about acceptable. but with the aliens and different focus of power, it's very hard to balance without resorting to Supreme Commander's way of balancing.

Zero hours is what Generals should have been like. i remember watching gameplay videos way before its released and there are choosing your generals to gain special powers. for some reason, they dropped it in the game.
samkiller42 9th July 2009, 15:20 Quote
C&C 3 and RA3 were both awesome games, and the DRM in RA3 is more forgiving than people give credit. C&C 4 is not the next C&C i was looking forward to, Generals 2 would be next in my opinion, but, i'm not making the games, so it's not upto me. Oh, and some sort of announcment is due from EA anyway, according to this message:
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Originally Posted by EA
It was on August 31, 1995 when the Command & Conquer franchise was introduced to the world with Tiberian Dawn and propelled the real-time-strategy genre in to the hearts of each and every one of YOU. Now, Command & Conquer fans, after 14 years, and 18 games across the Red Alert, Generals, and Tiberian universe, someone very near and dear to the heart of the C&C franchise will soon have a message for you, to be communicated world-wide in "early July". Make sure to bookmark CommandandConquer.com, as this person will drop his message at just the right time.

Sam
Marc5002 9th July 2009, 15:46 Quote
I Liked Red Alert / Red alert 2 : Better then C&C the First
But I Found tiberium sun the hardest so far in all Series Specially with Firestorm

C&C 3 is After firestorm that people think Khaine was dead : khaine wrath was so Great Sequel making game pretty Sick
I can't wait C&C 4 to see the story : I played all C&C : general was just a spin-off not related by any mean to C&C universe

C&C universe is all readable on Wikipedia / findable on youtube / buyable trough C&C first Decade :)
In Khaine wrath we are leaved with a huge mystery in the end : waiting to know what the mystery is :)
jezmck 9th July 2009, 16:17 Quote
They've also recently (10 days ago) set up a page on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Command-Conquer/128901912624) so I'm sure there will be announcements on there too.
BlackMage23 9th July 2009, 16:29 Quote
I thought C&C3 was not too bad, but I did feel that there were too many models in RA3 whcih made it feel a bit cheap and that they were trying to to use that as a selling point to hide the bad game.
perplekks45 9th July 2009, 17:42 Quote
Haven't played any C&C since Tiberian Sun. Still remember having awesome nights playing Red Alert over LAN. Good ol' memories... :(
yakyb 9th July 2009, 17:48 Quote
i would still be playing RA2 multiplayer if it worked over tcp
Xir 9th July 2009, 18:51 Quote
I liked C&C3 sp but not mp.
And RA3 never really...errr worked? Huge lags even in sp :(
dancon3105 9th July 2009, 19:11 Quote
Formally announced over on the official website
http://portal.commandandconquer.com/portal/site/cnc/

Do miss the challenges from Generals/Zero Hour (max brutal enemies, all maps etc)
dylAndroid 9th July 2009, 22:44 Quote
Didn't touch RA3 for DRM reasons, as well as a number of other EA games for that matter. Hope they've learned their lesson, though I'm not expecting much.
Skill3d 9th July 2009, 23:12 Quote
RA3 was bah, RA2 = still win
Baz 10th July 2009, 00:20 Quote
I accidentally the whole C&C Franchise!
Yemerich 10th July 2009, 00:49 Quote
RA was great, RA2 was nice, RA3 was a complete fail!

Time to terminate the C&C franchise in my opinion. Try selling it to Bethesda so the can use AGAIN the oblivion engine with some lame excuse...
Horizon 10th July 2009, 03:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Yemerich
RA was great, RA2 was nice, RA3 was a complete fail!

Time to terminate the C&C franchise in my opinion. Try selling it to Bethesda so the can use AGAIN the oblivion engine with some lame excuse...

C&C:Renegade II anyone?
C-Sniper 10th July 2009, 03:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Horizon
C&C:Renegade II anyone?

Oh god not another renegade....

I am hoping someone would have done a mod of Tiberian Sun using the CNC3 engine. I think that EA has let the life-span of CNC gone on a long enough without and major change in the story., Also what is with EA and aliens lately?
[USRF]Obiwan 10th July 2009, 09:17 Quote
Since I'm playing since the first C&C i really like the old style tiberian gathering where you have to fight for the last drop before all sources where depleted . I really liked tiberian sun. I liked to old 2d style drawings. The later introduced 3D engines all look awful.
Horizon 10th July 2009, 09:52 Quote
Just remembered, whatever happened to Tiberium? It seems to have slipped under the radar.
Nikumba 10th July 2009, 09:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by yakyb
i would still be playing RA2 multiplayer if it worked over tcp

tsk tsk it is entirely possible :) and your clearly not trying hard enough

http://www.understorm.net/cnc/lan/ts_ra2.php

Kimbie
samkiller42 10th July 2009, 20:25 Quote
C&C 4 has been officially announced by EA LA, new promo site: http://www.commandandconquer.com/cnc4/index.html

Sam
Megabyht 10th July 2009, 21:22 Quote
The first games by westwood were nice. RA3 sucks besides the fact that you can "vacuum implode (raped name for nuke) your allies, which is funny every now and again. C&C3 and expansion were complete failures, imo. I still play the very first game (i generally format before i even have a chance to finish the game, so i still havent!) and enjoy it more than the crap they put on the market these days. Old times, how i miss you...

Guess i'm alone in that opinion. EA, yuck.
Horizon 11th July 2009, 04:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Megabyht
The first games by westwood were nice. RA3 sucks besides the fact that you can "vacuum implode (raped name for nuke) your allies, which is funny every now and again. C&C3 and expansion were complete failures, imo. I still play the very first game (i generally format before i even have a chance to finish the game, so i still havent!) and enjoy it more than the crap they put on the market these days. Old times, how i miss you...

Guess i'm alone in that opinion. EA, yuck.

no you aren't. i'm having that same dilemma, with a few genres
Neoki 1st February 2010, 07:34 Quote
After playing the beta I can say it is pretty much just Dawn of War 2.


DoW 2 messed up that series and C&C 4 has messed up my childhood fav game.


No where near the same. This pointless lets not let you build a base attitude sucks.
UncertainGod 1st February 2010, 08:05 Quote
Played it, terrible game. Dawn Of War 2 works as I game but I still say it shouldn't have been called a Dawn Of War game but given a different name in the same arc.
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