Command & Conquer Remastered to Come with Open Source Code for Modding

If you are a fan of the classic title Command & Conquer, you’ll be no doubt pleased to hear about the upcoming remastered version. Command & Conquer Remastered will be released on June 5, 2020 but you can pre-order now. This remastered version also coincides with Command & Conquer’s 25th anniversary. 

The remastered game will feature rebuilt graphics and even support for 4K resolutions. It will cover both the Tiberian Sun and Red Alert sequels. 

Open Source Code Release

As exciting as that is for fans of the game, a recent announcement could bring something new to the table. EA Games is going beyond what most game publishers do and will be releasing the open-source code when the remastered version is released. 

Many game studios are very wary of releasing source code for a variety of reasons. However, modding has been such a huge part of PC gaming and can really transform the gaming experience. EA’s decision to release the source code means that modders will have free reign over what they can design and implement into the 25-year old game. 

LAN Play Off the Table for Now

The downside is that LAN Play, which many people use to play the older Command & Conquer game, is temporarily going to be unavailable. This is due to COVID-19 as the requirements for testing LAN Play would be too difficult during social distancing measures. However, this looks to be only temporary so we should see it back up and running in the future. 

The open-source code release is an exciting development to go along with this remaster release so we’ll be sure to keep an eye out on what mods people come up with. 

Are you a fan of the original Command & Conquer? Will you be playing the remastered version or looking into modding yourself? We’d love to hear your thoughts below.