Frederik Schreiber, the head of 3D Realms, announced shortly before the THQ Nordic Showcase that they were presenting a new mega project as part of this panel. According to statements, they have been secretly working on this title for the past three years. And so the tension in the gaming community was quite high. Will there be a new Duke Nukem? Or are the first-person shooter fans developing a whole new brand in this genre?
None of this happened, it was supposed to be a little different. And yet: to the surprise of many, they have announced a very promising project. We were talking about a real childhood dream that was not only to come true for Frederik Schreiber. Because those responsible have the project Tempest Rising revealed that turned out to be spiritual successor to the Command & Conquer franchise understands. Something that many have longed for for a long time?
Tempest Rising follows in the footsteps of Command & Conquer
Tempest Rising is produced by Slipgate Ironworks and 3D Realms in co-operation with THQ Nordic and 2B Games produced. And a look at the trailer reveals that this is indeed a real one heart project must act. And not only that. Command & Conquer immediately reincarnates.
Tempes Rising is a Next Gen RTS and immediately a Command & Conquer at its core. While Electronic Arts sits on the brand and only looks at the mobile market, Schreiber and his team of industry veterans are going their own way. They bring together everything that made Command & Conquer great.
But can this work? The gaming past has shown that it is not always just the brand that matters, but the people behind it. It’s best to see for yourself.
From A to Z, everything is reminiscent of the C&C template: The developers even have similar ones factionsthe gathering resources and the notorious cut scenes like one groovy soundtrack installed. It all reflects what the game wants to be at heart.
Frederik Schreiber explains on his official Twitter account that the project is already under way since 2014 in the planning phase found. Well, around 8 years later, they were finally able to unveil the game during the Launch for 2023 is provided. THQ Nordic writes:
“Three different factions are locked in a desperate struggle for power and resources, and it’s up to you which faction you choose. The return of the golden era of RTS is dawning.”
Tempest Rising is coming to PC in 2023. What do you think of the idea of reviving C&C?