EA's Visceral Games Is Working On A Command & Conquer Title

Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
UPDATE: No, Visceral Games is not working on a Command & Conquer title as we originally reported. EA is telling Game Informer that this early stage C&C title is being developed by a Los Angeles-based team. Earl was referring to EA as a whole in the interview, apparently, and not Visceral.

The Visceral Games studio under EA will handle the next Command & Conquer title. No, for real.
 
Visceral Games GM and EA Games label "action and strategy" czar Nick Earl revealed the unannounced title in a recent chat with Gamasutra. He mentioned no details about this next game other than it is "pretty far out," and you'll have to take that as you will.
 
A new game confirmation like this is hot stuff, but the interview didn't revolve around the unannounced title. Rather, it dealt with how EA is shaping its studios to represent specific genres and attempting to streamline the game-creation process with a collaborative model. For example, Visceral will be sharing resources with EALA and studios in Montreal, Shanghai, and Melbourne.
 

 This.

With no details, it's easy to speculate based on Visceral's history and alignment that this next C&C game will be a character-based action title instead of an RTS. But that's not to say that C&C has always been tied to hotkeys, overhead cameras, and base building. An FPS called Command & Conquer: Renegade was released in 2002. Another shooter called Command & Conquer: Tiberium was planned, but was ultimately cancelled by EA in 2008 due to quality concerns.
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
UPDATE: No, Visceral Games is not working on a Command & Conquer title as we originally reported. EA is telling Game Informer that this early stage C&C title is being developed by a Los Angeles-based team. Earl was referring to EA as a whole in the interview, apparently, and not Visceral.

The Visceral Games studio under EA will handle the next Command & Conquer title. No, for real.
 
Visceral Games GM and EA Games label "action and strategy" czar Nick Earl revealed the unannounced title in a recent chat with Gamasutra. He mentioned no details about this next game other than it is "pretty far out," and you'll have to take that as you will.
 
A new game confirmation like this is hot stuff, but the interview didn't revolve around the unannounced title. Rather, it dealt with how EA is shaping its studios to represent specific genres and attempting to streamline the game-creation process with a collaborative model. For example, Visceral will be sharing resources with EALA and studios in Montreal, Shanghai, and Melbourne.
 

 This.

With no details, it's easy to speculate based on Visceral's history and alignment that this next C&C game will be a character-based action title instead of an RTS. But that's not to say that C&C has always been tied to hotkeys, overhead cameras, and base building. An FPS called Command & Conquer: Renegade was released in 2002. Another shooter called Command & Conquer: Tiberium was planned, but was ultimately cancelled by EA in 2008 due to quality concerns.
#2 Posted by Seedofpower (3949 posts) -

oh god y

#3 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2733 posts) -

Uhh...what?

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#4 Posted by Yummylee (22575 posts) -

Everyone is developing everyone else's games!!???!!

#5 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

I don't have a good feeling about this...

#6 Posted by Xealot42 (283 posts) -

It is hard for me to get interested in CNC after CNC4.

#7 Posted by OtakuGamer (1289 posts) -

Cool I guess, hopefully they can provide with a great C&C game. hopefully.....

#8 Edited by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

I hope its not another Renegade but I am very interested in what this could turn out to be. 
 
EDIT: They should make the main character say nothing but : "That was left handed", "I got a present for ya" and  "Real tough guy" 
 
EDIT2: Actually I hope they put some good music in the game.   

#9 Posted by Mowgers (388 posts) -

RTSD, Real Time Strategic Dismemberment. 

#10 Posted by Shuborno (938 posts) -
@Mowgers said:
" RTSD, Real Time Strategic Dismemberment.  "
I laughed.
#11 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2733 posts) -
@Mowgers: That's pretty good.
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#12 Posted by Jeffk38uk (719 posts) -

Should be interesting actually, and hopefully move on from the meh of C&C 4. Generals 2 anyone?

#13 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5154 posts) -

You know what, this actually sounds like a good match.

#14 Posted by General_D23 (1201 posts) -

Hmm.
 
Can't be any worse then C&C 4.

#15 Edited by Vorbis (2750 posts) -

Please just let it die, it was great once but let it go. C&C4 was soul destroying.

#16 Posted by oatz (1090 posts) -

Why muscle milk when you can cheap-ass whey brotein shake?

#17 Posted by BigChief (503 posts) -

Soooo...demon babies?

#18 Posted by steelknight2000 (461 posts) -

Please don't propagate the "This." meme dude.

#19 Posted by Lukeweizer (2770 posts) -

Dead Space Alert?

#20 Posted by illmatic19 (964 posts) -

Finally another C&C game. It's been too long.

#21 Posted by Milkman (17330 posts) -

Lame. Command & Conquer is a dead franchise. Visceral is better than this.

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#22 Posted by Terjay (826 posts) -

If someone's making Generals 2 I'm interested.

#23 Posted by Romination (2777 posts) -

So when Kane goes to hell to retrieve his loved one, strategy ensues when you find a bunch of miners who accidentally found their way there.

#24 Posted by ribeye (411 posts) -
@Terjay said:
"If someone's making Generals 2 I'm interested."

what he said
#25 Posted by keyhunter (3207 posts) -

Woo renegade 2.

#26 Edited by Detrian (1126 posts) -

Not only is Generals massively overrated but american, chinese and middle eastern groups would shit the bed if they announced a game like it was coming out these days.
 
Let it go.
 
Edit: Also laughing at all the dumb people talking about how C&c is a dead franchise when it's probably the one name in the medium that can be applied to almost any genre and no one would question it.

#27 Posted by InTheSkySoBlue (17 posts) -

god, just let it die.

#28 Posted by Vampire_Chibi (191 posts) -

EA is destroying the universe of CnC and RA by experimenting with all sort of weird shiiit.
They should instead make a good follow-up game that is in the DAMM universe it will probably sell better then anything else they could put out.

#29 Posted by Halforcen (5 posts) -

Redalert is still the best Command and concor but is EA trying to suicide thier company? going with a FPS against CoD blackops and an RTS against Starcraft? well everyone else is doing it we might as well right?

#30 Edited by crusader8463 (14429 posts) -

For the love of all that is unholy in this world please let it ether be a new generals, the only EA CnC worth playing, or a return to CnC 95 before all this future tech and alien shit ruined the series. 
 

Oh meh gwad!

 Could it be a Renegade sequel????!!!??!!1?!!1!!!??? Renegade is one of my favorite games of all time!!! Calm down. Calm down. It's going to suck. It's EA we are talking about here. The destroyer of CnC. Don't get your hopes up... 
 
#31 Posted by AuthenticM (3805 posts) -

Renegade 2 in Red Alert's universe!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!

#32 Posted by agentxricky (33 posts) -

We get it dude. You work out a lot. Great,

#33 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -

Based on the factual events in the classic novel - "Of Mice and Men"

#34 Posted by WindFall259 (369 posts) -

Because EA clearly has a knack for rebooting franchises.

#35 Posted by MaddProdigy (1041 posts) -

The latest Command and Conquer bombed less than a year ago, and their already pumping out a sequel? EA launches heaps of sequels no matter how bad or how damaging to franchises, and Activision does the same with plastic peripherals. Meanwhile, studios that actually make GOOD GAMES(like Bungie, Blizzard(part of activision, i realize) and Valve) are making tons of profits and the EA/Activision execs are sitting around like "Why doesn't our stuff sell like that?". What a bunch of idiots. Fuck C&C.

#36 Posted by Cowman (676 posts) -
@Romination said:
" So when Kane goes to hell to retrieve his loved one, strategy ensues when you find a bunch of miners who accidentally found their way there. "
I'm getting a very Torchlight vibe from what you described. I approve.
#37 Posted by fedorajay (404 posts) -

Red Alert 3 was awesome and got good reviews, even from this site, so why all the hate? Kids crying for attention, again?

#38 Posted by FreakAche (2955 posts) -

What could possibly go wrong?

#39 Posted by Brians (1465 posts) -

I hope this includes head stomping.

#40 Posted by RelentlessKnight (965 posts) -

I thought that horrible-ass Tiberium Twilight Game was their last C&C game, fucking stupid...

#41 Posted by Capum15 (5002 posts) -

Generals 2 / Renegade 2 / Tiberium? I'm in. I've loved pretty much every CNC game, though I haven't played CnC4 (and probably won't).

#42 Posted by Sarkhan (1196 posts) -
@Capum15 said:

"Generals 2 / Renegade 2 / Tiberium? I'm in. I've loved pretty much every CNC game, though I haven't played CnC4 (and probably won't)."


C&C4 was sutch a big let down so you can skip it with good conscience. I would love to see a Red Alert 4, but for godsake cut the dual base bs. Generals 2 and an offshot in the Tiberium series would also be fun. 
 
But Renegade 2? With todays graphics and just the online potential. Make it so EA.
#43 Posted by Romination (2777 posts) -
@Cowman said:
" @Romination said:
" So when Kane goes to hell to retrieve his loved one, strategy ensues when you find a bunch of miners who accidentally found their way there. "
I'm getting a very Torchlight vibe from what you described. I approve. "
You may have described a new wet dream of mine.
#44 Posted by Tennmuerti (8174 posts) -

My awesome crystal ball says it will not be an RTS

#45 Posted by anbumakura (152 posts) -

Seems... odd to me. But I believe they could do a good job with it.

#46 Posted by toddster (18 posts) -

I think the pic is the exact moment when Peter Stormare realized that game would be on his resume forever.

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