Command & Conquer: Renegade HD Fan Remake Deploys This February

Command & Conquer: Renegade will return as Renegade X, a free multiplayer tactical shooter that faithfully modernizes the 12-year old original.

There’s no denying that Command & Conquer is a strategy series at heart, but its long history of real-time tactics has one major exception: Command & Conquer: Renegade, a first-person shooter from 2002 that brought the war between GDI and the Brotherhood of Nod to a more personal level. It’s now a largely forgotten gem, but a handful of devoted fans have been rebuilding the game’s memorable multiplayer from the ground up. After a long wait, their modern remake, Renegade X, has a release date, a new trailer, and a whole lot of hype.

Renegade X features over 30 weapons, 15 vehicles, and a number of special character pulled straight from Westwood’s original game. If you’ve never played its precursor, the multiplayer took the form of a unique class-based strategic battle that incorporated some of the strategy games’ base management mechanics. Each team has a base made up of various structures like barracks and power plants. If you could destroy those structures, either with a coordinated assault on the exterior or infiltration to the vulnerable control panel inside, the other team would lose its functionality, leaving them unable to purchase certain weapons, vehicles, or upgrades depending on which building was destroyed. Players could also harvest Tiberium deposits on the battlefield to earn money with which to help their team.

The team behind Renegade X has been working on the game in their spare time, and plans to release it for free on February 26, 2014 – the 12th anniversary of Renegade‘s original release. Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I need to go find my old installation discs.

Source: Renegade X

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