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In a blog post published on Wednesday, the publisher confirmed that the game’s visuals are being remade in 2D using the source code of the 1995 original.
Art assets are being remade by art studio Lemon Sky, it said, and players will be able to switch between the original and new HD assets on the fly.
“Lemon Sky has re-concepted, re-modeled, and re-animated every gameplay asset from scratch,” wrote the game’s producer, Jim Vessella.
“When we recovered the source code to C&C Tiberian Dawn and C&C Red Alert, this gave us a viable avenue to accurately match the core gameplay, feel, and signature look of the legacy titles.
“We felt the 2D style was the best way to bring all these elements together, and ultimately achieve the authenticity we were looking for.”
Command & Conquer Remastered is in development at Petroglyph, the studio founded by former developers of Westwood Studios, who made the original C&C games.
The development team includes C&C co-creator and lead programmer Joe Bostic, Red Alert lead programmer Steve Tall, audio engineer Mike Legg and composer Frank Klepacki.
Petroglyph will also remaster the original Command & Conquer: Red Alert and its expansions Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and Aftermath.