Red Alert 2 remaster could finally be on the horizon
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You don’t have to be a fan of real-time strategy games to recognise the hallmarks of a great game. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 was, and still is, regarded as a stellar experience for those who want to execute commends across an ever-changing battlefield.
It’s not just us who believe this a classic, its fans have hailed it equally, claiming it’s one of the all-time greats despite it now being 23 years old. Yes, the graphics are incredibly dated by today’s standards, but the meat of the gameplay is as strong as ever.
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This is part of the reason why fans think a remaster could be on the cards, that and the fact the devs are keen to get started on this long-awaited refresh. Petroglyph said, “We are all-in on this. Just need to get the green light from the publisher…” in response to players once again asking if a remaster will ever happen.
But the question is whether EA will see this as a worthy enough investment. As one Redditor explained, it takes more than the “thumbs up” but “actual funding to make it happen. Without that, it's not much more than some fans indicating they'd love to do it.” We hate how accurate that is.
Bigger games have been denied a sequel for a lot less, like Days Gone, a survival action-packed title that could have continued into a second game if only Sony had seen its potential. Unfortunately, in the world of business, it’s that cold, hard cash that makes all the difference.
Nonetheless, we’re optimists here at GAMINGbible, as are Red Alert 2’s fandom, and so we hope that this eagerness to remaster the game will manifest it into reality. Giving classics a lick of new paint has proven extremely profitable in recent years – just look at how well-received the Metroid Prime Remaster was. It got straight 10s across the broad from fans and critics.
Although there aren’t many places to play Red Alert 2 online, you’ll find other Red Alert titles on Steam, so be sure to browse them to see if more iconic experiences lurk within.