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Tiberium Depleted

EALA cuts its losses on this Command & Conquer first-person shooter.

Further proof that FMV is vital to the C&C experience.
It seems that some sort of malignant curse is beginning to loom over first-person shooters set in the Command & Conquer universe--and really, any action game based on an RTS--as earlier today, EALA announced that it was canceling its upcoming C&C FPS, Tiberium. EA's Mike Verdu stated in a press release that Tiberium "was not on track to meet the high quality standards set by the team and by the EA Games Label." The statement went on to state that while EA would shuffle some personnel over to other projects where possible, a certain number of employees would have to be "released."

As a sci-fi tactical shooter set in the Command & Conquer universe, the only thing that really grabbed me about Tiberium was the Command & Conquer part, but I always feel cheated when games deep into development get the axe. I think EA has done a good job lately about identifying games that aren't clicking and cutting its losses, but part of me still wishes I could have played the final product.
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Posted by Ryan
Further proof that FMV is vital to the C&C experience.
It seems that some sort of malignant curse is beginning to loom over first-person shooters set in the Command & Conquer universe--and really, any action game based on an RTS--as earlier today, EALA announced that it was canceling its upcoming C&C FPS, Tiberium. EA's Mike Verdu stated in a press release that Tiberium "was not on track to meet the high quality standards set by the team and by the EA Games Label." The statement went on to state that while EA would shuffle some personnel over to other projects where possible, a certain number of employees would have to be "released."

As a sci-fi tactical shooter set in the Command & Conquer universe, the only thing that really grabbed me about Tiberium was the Command & Conquer part, but I always feel cheated when games deep into development get the axe. I think EA has done a good job lately about identifying games that aren't clicking and cutting its losses, but part of me still wishes I could have played the final product.
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Posted by Shasam

Shame! Because I actually loved Renegade....*prepares to be stoned*....*with stones, not in a drug way*...

Posted by LordBelgarion

Renegade had a pretty lousy single player campaign. And that was the ONLY thing wrong with it. Anyone who says it sucks has never played it online. Online the game was perfectly balanced, fun and action packed. One of the most fun shooters I ever played online. You have vehicles, nice array of weapons, different classes to play with, buildings that have a huge impact on the game.
If ANYTHING, the game was ahead of its time!
But again, yes, the storyline in the single player was weak and, I concede, not the most fun to play.

Posted by Milkman

From the information that had been released (which was not a whole lot), Tiberium actually seemed like it could be really cool. Bummer.

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Posted by keyhunter

I was in the top 100 on the renegade leaderboards. I sure played a lot of Renegade.

Posted by MitchyD

Depleted, or <strongbad>BALEETED</strongbad>?

Sad, man.

Posted by ahoodedfigure

I assume your guys' former coworker is safe?

Posted by GalvanizedNails

It sounded pretty cool, but I didn't expect it to deliver. And hoodedfigure, Kasavin is at EALA, but he is safe since he was not working on this project

Posted by Blinck

I feel sorry for the developers, cutting a project like this shouldn't be done in my opinion.

Posted by PapaLazarou

Renegade was shit and I'm glad they pulled something that didn't meet standards, fed up of shit games.

Posted by RHCPfan24

Ah.  That 's too bad.  I wanted to play...oh RE5 and Street Fighter IV are coming out around that time?  I don't care about this game anymore.

Posted by Hef

"high quality standards set by the team and by the EA Games Label."

HA!

Posted by John

NO, this is furtther proof that a C&C games must have Gemma Atkinson from now on. Srly, I'd buy them all.

Posted by Worm

Bastards. They entirely ruined the genre of RTS turned FPS.

Posted by Media_Master

What the...is this the one with the transforming gun???~~~~!!!!!

Posted by Jayge_

Uh, what made them pull this but force Mercs 2 through the pipeline? That's just bullshit.

Posted by Crono

They need to make another Renegade.  The single player was terrible, but the multiplayer (especially once they added air vehicles) was more fun than most FPS.  That is the problem, everyone looks at Renegade for its single player "experience" which was extremely dull and lacking; where the game really shined was its Multiplayer.

Posted by Kohe321

sucks, but oh well.

Posted by TheHBK

High EA quality standards?  What the fuck?  Go suck some balls EA.

Posted by HatKing

I thought that game looked really weird.  I think they probably knew what they were doing.

Posted by Death_acolyte

Renegade could of been great shame they tried to add story, TIBERIAM MONSTER WOOOOOOHOHOOH

Posted by rohanspear345

STONE THEM!!!!!!!!!! they liked renegade!

Posted by spiredcrescent

Renegade was ok, but it couldnt have been any worse than that warhammer fps

Posted by zeus_gb

I was looking forward to that, oh well.

Posted by CheeseFanatic

First Ghostbusters, now this! What's up with these publishers

Posted by Noxat

Not surprised, everything I saw about this game was lackluster at best, it fell off my radar a long time ago.

Posted by Doog

Damn shame, I remember seeing some vids of this awhile back and it looked decent.

Posted by Lunarbunny

Sucks for the Renegade fans looking for a sequel... course a Renegade fanatic I know pointed out Renegade-X to me.

Posted by ImperiousRix

*sad face* I actually really wanted to play this game.
Oh well, I guess it just wasn't panning out.

Posted by Jimbo7676

I saw this coming, the video of this game just looked bad.

Posted by Meltbrain

Oh well I guess they must have cut it for a reason, i.e. it was going to be shit and another renegade and they didn't want that... And neither do I.

Posted by Shader

Check out the comments in this page http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=20462 .  It seems like some (former) employees of EA LA are revealing how much of a clusterfuck this is.  There's plenty of bickering, it's great!

Posted by Lind_L_Taylor

Maybe they had to chop Tiberium to raise finances for a class action lawsuit against Spore & it's DRM issues?

Posted by Emandudeguyperson

LOL at Shasam's comment.

Posted by Stry8993

EA and Quality? Wow... NHL 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009... Standards, yeah. Same ol', same ol'.

Posted by Rekt_Hed

EA and Quality? LMAO omfg u gotta be shitting me XD

How can they cancel projects like this when they let Mercs 2 come out XD

All I can say is that if EA thought it was bad then it must of been a real pile of dog turds :P

Shame it will never see the light of day to be judged by all but hey , lifes a bitch :P