Saturday, May 23, 2020

EA To Release Source Code For Command & Conquer Games Alongside Remaster

Back in January, we got the exact date for the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection, which is 6 June. Now, the collection will have more than just the two games, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Command & Conquer: Red Alert. Specifically, those who get the remastered collection will also be getting the source code for the games.

Publisher Electronic Arts (EA) made the announcement via a blog post. The decision came as a response to requests for mod support for the two games from the community.  A spokesperson said that, with mod support, players will be able to make custom maps, units and gameplay logic, in addition to things like replace art and edit data.

The open source assets also mean that mods can be made to work with both Steam or EA Origin launchers. That being said, acquisition of mods will work differently depending on which launcher you use to get them. The ones on Steam can be obtained from its community hub. On Origin though, you can get maps while in the game itself, but you’ll have to install mods manually.

Overall, this is good news for fans of the Command & Conquer series, and especially those of Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert.

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