Look at what EA has done to Command & Conquer

A new Command & Conquer game was announced at E3 2018 today! But wait, before we proceed, take that excitement down a notch.

Now take it down another notch.

It's a mobile game. It's called Command & Conquer Rivals and it's coming out on iOS and Android. If you're curious a pre-alpha will be available on Google Play for Android today.

The game was demoed on stage with a duel between pros nickatnyte and iNcontroL. It involves moving units quite slowly to control hexes so you can launch a nuke at your opponent's base. You can see a few in-game snippets tucked away within the largely unrepresentative trailer above.

It could be fun, maybe? But it's a far cry from the series return we would love to see. The Red Alert campaign is one of the best RTS singleplayer campaigns ever made. I guess we can go back and relive a time when Kane didn't look like a cracked clone of Walter White.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.