Command & Conquer 4: Internet connection required, release date and more details
After the announcement of Command & Conquer 4 information about the game is rare. But some details have already been leaked to the Internet.
EA confirmed that an Internet connection will b required for Command & Conquer 4. This means that even for playing the campaign you need to be online. The reason for this is the "player procession” feature. A player also can't use cheats to make himself better than it is actually the case. Command & conquer 4 is not an MMO but has some similar elements that require a permanent Internet connection.
Furthermore it was revealed that Command & Conquer 4 has been under development for about a year already. The first estimations place the release date of the real-time strategy game at March 30, 2010. This assumption is based on the information delivered by the two online shops Gamestop and EB Games which have already offered exclusive content for C&C games. An EA community manager had revealed that Command & conquer 4 would be released within the next twelve months.
Command & Conquer 4 will be based on the same engine as Red Alert 3. But in an interview it is mentioned that the developers at EA LA have made many modifications to the engine. More information is expected soon. The first details about the gameplay have also been released: The units can be upgraded again. This contains global upgrades as well as upgrades your units have earned during combat. EA also has invested a lot of time in the path finding routine and the code has been overhauled - the team is working currently fine tuning.