Command & Conquer 4 On The Way?

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Posted by Jeff (5544 posts) -

When asked about his excitement level over the potential announcement of a new Command & Conquer game, The Nature Boy was quoted as saying
When asked about his excitement level over the potential announcement of a new Command & Conquer game, The Nature Boy was quoted as saying "WOOOOOOOOOOOO" and "Brother, you made this caption way too long, what the hell is wrong with you?" 
Joystiq caught a (now private) Twitter message from an account belonging to EA's UK public relations team that says it all: "EA LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMAND & CONQUER 4." The catch is that the link posted with the message doesn't actually point to a page that has that press release on it and EA isn't talking about it. So is there going to be a Command & Conquer 4 announcement soon? Yeah, probably.

The other part of the puzzle is that GameSpot started running a Command & Conquer retrospective yesterday. Those multi-day retrospective features they do around a series or franchise seem to always lead into the announcement of a new game in the series. So my guess is that they'll end up with some sort of exclusive announcement or details on C&C4 in the relatively near future.

You might also remember that an online survey went around recently talking about "MMORPG like player progression" and other persistent features for the next Command & Conquer game. So EA certainly seems to have C&C on the brain at the moment, even if all that MMO-type stuff sounds sort of crazy. I don't know, even if it's taking an entirely different direction, C&C3 is still only a couple of years old. When that game was announced, I was all excited about the return of Kane and the return of the C&C franchise. But considering we've seen C&C3, C&C Red Alert 3, and an expansion for each over the last couple of years, it feels like it's a little soon to be announcing yet another game.

Here is an important video on the subject:

  
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#1 Posted by Jeff (5544 posts) -

When asked about his excitement level over the potential announcement of a new Command & Conquer game, The Nature Boy was quoted as saying
When asked about his excitement level over the potential announcement of a new Command & Conquer game, The Nature Boy was quoted as saying "WOOOOOOOOOOOO" and "Brother, you made this caption way too long, what the hell is wrong with you?" 
Joystiq caught a (now private) Twitter message from an account belonging to EA's UK public relations team that says it all: "EA LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMAND & CONQUER 4." The catch is that the link posted with the message doesn't actually point to a page that has that press release on it and EA isn't talking about it. So is there going to be a Command & Conquer 4 announcement soon? Yeah, probably.

The other part of the puzzle is that GameSpot started running a Command & Conquer retrospective yesterday. Those multi-day retrospective features they do around a series or franchise seem to always lead into the announcement of a new game in the series. So my guess is that they'll end up with some sort of exclusive announcement or details on C&C4 in the relatively near future.

You might also remember that an online survey went around recently talking about "MMORPG like player progression" and other persistent features for the next Command & Conquer game. So EA certainly seems to have C&C on the brain at the moment, even if all that MMO-type stuff sounds sort of crazy. I don't know, even if it's taking an entirely different direction, C&C3 is still only a couple of years old. When that game was announced, I was all excited about the return of Kane and the return of the C&C franchise. But considering we've seen C&C3, C&C Red Alert 3, and an expansion for each over the last couple of years, it feels like it's a little soon to be announcing yet another game.

Here is an important video on the subject:

  
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#2 Edited by Heartagram (1321 posts) -

Very Interesting, I really love the Live action cut scenes hopefully they continue that. 

Is it just me or is twitter the king of all leaks nowadays

God i love Ric Flair

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#3 Posted by Tiwi (1422 posts) -

i can't acutally handle more C&C now!
dude i just started playing Red Alert 3

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#4 Posted by Mikemcn (8105 posts) -

Giant bomb deserves the exclusive announcement not Gamespot lol

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#5 Posted by Pie (7303 posts) -

Thats good i guees.

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#6 Posted by thecleric (814 posts) -

Let's let them sleeping dogs lie, son.

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#7 Posted by atejas (3151 posts) -

Westwood, you shall be missed.

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#8 Posted by bodgie (11 posts) -

mmorpg aspects in a c&c game :O would be interesting if they added that to a strategy game, but iit feels like it wouldn't work >< hmm..and lol at the video XD

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#9 Posted by Media_Master (3259 posts) -

WOOOOOO

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#10 Posted by Jimbo (10460 posts) -

At this point they're just mutilating the corpse.

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#11 Posted by mracoon (5097 posts) -

Well it was inevitable that they would add another game to the franchise. I think it sells quite well so they'd obviously want to continue making it.

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#12 Posted by DavidSnakes (699 posts) -

Too bad nobody cares about C&C anymore.

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#13 Posted by Scorched (750 posts) -

no more C&C anymore or Red Alert
just retire the franchises, they've had their run
loved the old games, new ones not doing it
also I think Company of Heroes may have ruined all other combat focused RTSs for me because of it's greatness
video was awesome

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#14 Posted by Teh_Eel (302 posts) -

Nothing like beating a dead horse

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#15 Posted by Parsnip (1206 posts) -

I care.

Hopefully they'll build a new engine for it from scratch already instead of upgrading the old one that they've used since Generals. You can update and add nice water effects in it but it still looks old. And hopefully they will let you zoom out of the battlefield a bit more. It doesn't have to be zoom out to space like in supcom, just let me take advantage of my widescreen and let me zoom out more. I'm not asking for much.

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#16 Posted by MKHavoc (1304 posts) -

I just finished Red Alert 3 about 2 weeks ago.  This feels way too soon.

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#17 Posted by Wolverine (4604 posts) -

I hope this is true, I would love to play another C&C game. 

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#18 Posted by Tordah (2584 posts) -

Damn, I haven't even had time play RA3 yet so I agree that It does feel a bit early.

Still good news though, C&C 3 was a great game.

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#19 Posted by giyanks22 (2950 posts) -
@Mikemcn said:
" Giant bomb deserves the exclusive announcement not Gamespot lol "
This....
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#20 Posted by Landmine (543 posts) -

WOOOOOOOOO!

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#21 Posted by dagas (3407 posts) -

Kane's Wrath was a dissapointment and haven't even played RA3 yet. C&C just doesn't have the same appeal anymore.

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#22 Posted by Cross (54 posts) -

I just received a CNC newsletter containing this:
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.

So yeah, CNC4 is going to be announced, I could imagine it being free-2-play and have persistent online crap, just like Battlefield Heroes.

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#23 Posted by sixthnewkid (5 posts) -

I just got an email on this a few minutes ago.  Here is part of the email from EA.....

A COMMAND & CONQUER MEGA-BOMB DROPS EARLY JULY


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.

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#24 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2878 posts) -

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooo!

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#25 Posted by phlegms (1622 posts) -

Oh has this franchise not died yet?
Oh well..

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#26 Posted by Stargate174 (175 posts) -

Red alert sucks compared to the original C&C. Command & Conquer 4 will be awesome

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#27 Posted by Contra (253 posts) -

OH.  Great.  Another one.

Because we need CnC4.    The aliens were not enough apparently... they need to go and screw everything up further.

Though for a different play style and tactics, I'd prefer generals 2.  With cool ocean combat, and upgraded terrorists... if they had to make another one...

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#28 Edited by Daryl (1776 posts) -

Fuck C and C.
Btw if you totally loved that C&C video, I highly recommend you check this out: (ignore the title)

  

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#29 Posted by ZeroCast (1882 posts) -

Come on, don't give us another C&C, everyone is waiting for that inevitable Generals 2, i mean, this could be it right?

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#30 Posted by eduardo (471 posts) -

If Amer and Greg are behind the game, I won't mind waiting at all for a new game.

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#31 Posted by Jeffsekai (7156 posts) -

WOOOO

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#32 Posted by tekmojo (2362 posts) -

Shhh! Blizzard it's not polite to laugh, they are trying their best.

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#33 Posted by ionkinetic (163 posts) -

WOOOOOOO

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#34 Posted by Vampire_Chibi (247 posts) -

Kane's Wrath and RA3 sucked, i you have RA3 and you want it to be like RA2 then there is a guy modding it to be like RA2.
On
http://www.moddb.com/mods/ra3-condition-red

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#35 Posted by stinky (1564 posts) -

CC3, still unfinished on my hard drive. no matter what, i can always find something better to do with my time than to bother playing it again.


CC is dead to me.
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#36 Posted by Reverseface (1223 posts) -

someone gonna get FIREDD BOI YEAHAHAHA

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#37 Posted by Mootalstrike (206 posts) -

Command and Conquer 4?


WHOOOOOOOOO

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#38 Posted by Cross (54 posts) -
@tekmojo: No, Blizzard, it's neither polite or particularily intelligent to laugh at people who beat the snot out of you.
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#39 Edited by Brackynews (4387 posts) -

Did not expect the range of anger in these comments, considering the recent games are meta'd in the 70s and 80s.  Guess I'm late to the C&C-jumped-the-shark party.  I'm still looking for a boxed copy of Tiberium Wars special edition if anyone would care to hurl it at me. ;-)

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#40 Edited by Death_Burnout (3848 posts) -

ima cheechu all about defeat WOOOoooo!

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#41 Posted by MeatSim (11130 posts) -

All the captions should be at least that long from now on.

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#42 Edited by Savage (587 posts) -

The problem with C&C 3 was that it half-heartedly tried to take itself seriously and came across feeling like a deflated effort.

Red Alert 3, on the other hand, knows its job is to be pure fun in every way possible and it does a spectacular job of achieving that. 

After the relative low that was C&C 3, RA 3 is Command and Conquer back in top form.

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#43 Posted by Vorbis (2762 posts) -

Although RA3 was fairly average I did like Tiberian Wars, would love more from Kane. Tiberian Sun is still one of my all time favs.

Not interested in another Generals.

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#44 Posted by gidoff (163 posts) -

Wooooooooo!

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#45 Posted by Joey2683 (417 posts) -

Man, maybe I'm just tired, but I just watched that video 3 times...

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#46 Posted by FuzzYLemoN (1609 posts) -

Even though I've been a loyal fan of C&C from the beginning, this is just too much. Wait a little while so the announcement gets the "AWWWW SHIET! :D" reaction is deserves.

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