Back in 2018, we took a look at Twisted Insurrection's decade-long quest to reinvent Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (opens in new tab)—and loved it enough to stick this decade-old mod project into our prestigious Top 100 (opens in new tab) that year. Suffice to say, the generals behind the ambitious standalone mod have kept busy, launching a massive 0.9 update (opens in new tab) earlier this month.
Over the years, Twisted Insurrection has bulked out the vanilla Nod and GDI armies with tonnes of new units (as well as adding entirely new factions. To deal with that bloat, 0.9 has decided to split those armies into two sub-factions each—the GDI's Falcon Division and Phoenix Regiment, and the Nod's Genesis Legion and Sons of Kane. GloboTech, an entirely new faction, has also been bulked out enough to be playable in multiplayer skirmishes.
Tiberian Sun modders have also been busy adding support for Bink Video's improved video formatting, with Twisted Insurrection (and other TS mods) now able to render cutscenes in higher resolutions with improved audio. TI also now features ReShade support (commonly used to give games a "realistic" visual overhaul (opens in new tab)), and while the examples given look a little garish, I'm sure some tweaking could help give the ageing game some love.
The TI developers note that this is a multiplayer-heavy update, and that the singleplayer campaigns are due a bit of an update. But it's impressive work, particularly for a mod project that's now been actively running for almost 15 years, and is available completely free (opens in new tab)—no Tiberian Sun required.