EA has reached out to the community to share a small bit of progress on the Command & Conquer Remaster. And to reveal a game asset while they’re at it.
Jim Vessella, a member of the development staff at EA, recently posted on Reddit, speaking directly to the fans. The post assured everything that development has been going well lately. They’re reaching the end of the pre-production phase and have achieved a number of internal milestones since they last made a public statement.
Some of their completed tasks include delivering the first playable campaign mission, implemented some remastered art at 4K, and effectively aligned the teams overall visual goal targets. Now they’re working on getting multiplayer up and running and getting more art assets set and ready.
As a “special treat,” the team has revealed one of their pre-production assets. The image is the art asset for the Construction Yard. It’s one of the first images we have toward the remaster, and it looks great. You can really see the faithfulness to the original design while still being represented in HD.
Our primary goal with the visual approach is to maintain the authenticity of the original in-game asset. It’s worth calling out that if there’s a conflict between the in-game asset, cinematic asset, or UI portrait, we’re always going to side with the in-game asset. That being said, if there are opportunities to pull in details from the cinematic footage to enhance an asset, we’ll do our best to incorporate those details.
We still have a long way to go before the game will be released, but dang, it’s looking good so far.