Jim Vessella hat sich zum 25. Geburtstag von Command & Conquer geäußert. Zudem wurden die aktuellen Modding-Richtlinien veröffentlicht.
Fellow Command & Conquer fans,
As many of you know, this weekend marks the 25th anniversary of the Command & Conquer franchise. It was back on September 26th, 1995 that Westwood Studios released the original Command & Conquer (in North America at least), in a launch which would define the RTS genre for years to come. Whether you’ve been part of the C&C story since day one, or joined the franchise with one of the beloved sequels, you’re all part of this C&C community because this franchise had an impact on your gaming journey. This is certainly the case for me, and I’ve found myself traveling down memory lane over the past week. I’ve been thinking about my childhood friends playing the original games, where after school we would huddle around a 15” CRT monitor taking turns in the hot seat. I’ve been thinking about my colleagues from EALA developing C&C3 and Kane’s Wrath, staying late into the night testing one more multiplayer match. And especially reflecting on the past two years, getting to return to the franchise and collaborating with all of you on bringing the Remastered Collection to life.
And even though C&C has changed hands to many different studios and teams during these 25 years, the one constant through it all has been the C&C community. The community has been at the center of keeping the franchise alive, and much of that is due to the mods and online infrastructure the community has created. Over the past several years, we’ve been pinged by many community members asking what is allowed in terms of modding. We’ve done our best to work with community leaders and clarify this in terms of mods for the Remastered Collection, but we wanted to put together a set of guidelines which could apply to the entire C&C franchise. So over the past several months we’ve worked with our legal team and gathered feedback from the community council to define an official set of C&C Modding guidelines. The goal of these guidelines is to provide modders the information they need to create content within the accepted spectrum, so everyone can have more confidence their content will be able to thrive.
You can review the new guidelines on the official C&C website here:
We hope these modding guidelines are a positive way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Command & Conquer, so we can continue to celebrate C&C milestones well into the future. If you have friends who have been interested in giving the franchise a try, the Remastered Collection is currently 25% off on Steam to commemorate the 25th year anniversary. We’ve also been informed the Limited Run Collector’s Editions should begin shipping soon, although it may take a few weeks to arrive at your specific location.
Here’s to 25 years of Command & Conquer, and cheers to everyone who has been part of this journey.
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