EA Announces New Command & Conquer GameElectronic Arts has announced the impending arrival of a new entry in the Command & Conquer series, Tiberium, a first-person squad-based shooter that will hit the Xbox 360 towards the end of 2008.
It marks the second time the series has departed from its real-time strategy roots, following 2002’s Command & Conquer: Renegade, a shooter which was met with a muted response. The new game has been subject to rigorous preperation, and promises a mix of tactical action and gunplay, with players in control infantry, armour and air squads in their travels through the Command & Conquer universe.
Chris Plummer, executive producer at EA’s LA studio, said: "After two years of pre-production it is exciting to finally reveal this game and its rich fiction to the world. We’ve put a lot of effort into evolving the tactical shooter experience by taking core gameplay compulsions like commanding, choice and dominating your enemies and delivering them in first-person. Some of the weapons and mechanics are truly innovative for a first-person game. We’re very proud to be part of a project that has the potential to really make a mark on the canon of sci-fi fantasy fiction."