Command & Conquer first person shooter due

Dec 12, 2007

EA has confirmed that the Command & Conquer series is merging with the first-person shooter genre in a new title called Tiberium.

The publisher was short on details, but it did tell us that the game is penciled in for a late 2008 release. Official images aren't expected until early next year, but there are scans already doing the round as additional details have appeared in Game Informer magazine.

The game will be a squad-based shooter set 11 years on from the third Tiberium war. It’s been described as Battlefield meets GRAW meets Rainbow Six: Vegas. Players strap on combat boots as Ricardo Vega, a GDI field commander who has come out of retirement.

Game Informer adds that the Scrin faction of Command & Conquer 3 will turn up as enemies in Tiberium - presumably along with Nod - and that as Vega, you'll be able to command infantry squads and vehicles and be able to call in air strikes.

It's not the first time that the Command & Conquer series has merged with the first-person shooter genre of course. But hopefully this will turn out better than Command & Conquer: Renegade.

Courtesy of CVG.