Posted on September 24, 2007,

EA Possibly Developing C&C Renegade II?

Kane The Merciless


Straight out of the rumor mill comes news of Electronic Arts developing a new First Person Shooter, possibly in the C&C universe. Could this be the sequel to 2002′s Command & Conquer: Renegade? I hope so.

According to Gamespot, EA recently posted a job on its own employment site for a sound designer:

“Does the idea of contributing your specialized knowledge in sound design to the next-generation gaming platform for EAs widely recognized leading sci-fi franchise get you pumped,” the posting asks. “EA has an exciting opportunity for a sound designer who will work closely with the audio director on creating sound effects, dialog, and music for a next-generation first person shooter game.” (Emphases added.)

If true, this could be some exciting news for C&C fans. C&C: Renegade, despite its substandard graphics and stiff competition at the time, proved it could tackle the FPS genre, Westwood-style. Renegade received many praises from critics, and its multiplayer is still regarded as one of the best in its day. In fact, when it comes to gameplay over graphics, I tend to always refer to Renegade. It had the back-story and look of the C&C universe with all the popular first person shooter elements gamers came to expect. Many would-be critics bashed Renegade for its graphics, but the gameplay is what truly carried the game. The game must have been thought a success in some circles, as a sequel was planned within the C&C: Red Alert universe. Unfortunately, the sequel never had a chance when EA/Westwood decided to scrap the project early, and the eventual shutdown of Westwood only made matters worse.

Although there is no official confirmation yet on any FPS development by EA, it is still fun to guess what’s going on over there at EALA. If the success of Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is any indication, the C&C franchise is worth resurrecting.

Via Gamespot

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12 Comments on EA Possibly Developing C&C Renegade II?

Chris

On September 24, 2007 at 9:33 am

Holy crap, yes please!

havoc of smeg

On September 28, 2007 at 3:50 am

chris is right, i’m typing this drowling over the thought! :grin: :grin: :grin:

havoc of smeg

On October 8, 2007 at 4:49 am

bad news folks.
just be looking this up and it appears that renegade 2 is as dead as a dodo.

the web link were i heard it is below.

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/21795

qwerty

On October 8, 2007 at 9:21 am

bugger!! :sad: :mad: :evil: :evil: :evil: :?:

Wizard17

On October 18, 2007 at 6:59 pm

Well I for one hope they are wrong. Renegade is still being played and is still fun BUT the engine is dated. A Mod team is working on Renegade2007 for the soon to be released UT3 engine. Those idiots at ET missed the boat if they did not look at a Renegade 2.

Wiz

Wizard17

On October 18, 2007 at 7:03 pm

I checked the link shown above and it was dated 2002 so it is OLD news. Hopefully we will see both Renegade2007 (Original Renegade on a new engine) and Renegade 2. Interesting if we have both games available at the same time. I have to wonder out loud which will be the most fun!

(Officially Wizard17[Aug_E] is my Renegade name)

Wiz

Maximus

On November 15, 2007 at 12:04 pm

I absolutely loved renegade and wish I was still playing it. I would buy any sequel. I only hope they devote some time to security. Hackers with all their cheats are what killed renegade from getting more traction. I played for 4 years and finally gave up when my system crashed due to renguard(blackhand’s anti cheat engine)

Icarusmk2

On January 25, 2008 at 4:19 pm

I loved the implementation of the orca in Renegade. The vehicular style of the game was awesome and ahead of its time. Though the single player was a weak point (with rather weak story and graphics) the multiplayer was what made the original shine.

zhenoob

On March 2, 2008 at 9:59 am

it :( i really love renegade and i still play the RxD variant now :)

i really wish there would be one in the RA2 universe, playing as a tesla trooper would be awesome :D

[=WkA=]Mewtwo[L]

On March 3, 2008 at 5:52 am

A sequel to renegade is the best thing thats ever gonna happen ! lol..

Btw , hey zhenoob , remember me ? :mrgreen:

ThePaladin

On July 30, 2008 at 4:15 pm

Still play, and have played it since the beginning. A sequel has always been a no-brainer to those who appreciate the game. The balance of defend/attack and teamwork/heroics (ie gameplay) has carried the multiplayer from the beginning. Updated graphics would sell the game to a new generation, even with no other changes.

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On December 14, 2008 at 3:55 am

Hey guys any chance on any more updates on this as I love the game but would love to see a Renegade 2!

Drop me a line via email psychocazza@gmail.com if there is any news on when or if there will be a Renegade 2 please!