CnC 3 - Everything On Weapons Tech

CnC 3 - Everything On Weapons Tech CnC 3 - Everything On Weapons Tech

EA is keeping us all busy with news from C&C 3 Tiberium Wars. This time we get a unique glimpse into the technology of 2049 and a brief history of how it evolved. The information is contained in Mike Verdu's, Producer on the C&C and Battle for Middle Earth series, blog.

The blog focuses on the evolution of weapons technology and how the GDI have chosen the technology that best serves them. Verdu explains the reasons behind the obvious chasm between space technology and weapons and the low-tech arsenal of the ground forces: ...GDI wants the most advanced technology in orbit supporting ground forces equipped with basic weapon systems that are rugged, reliable, and relatively inexpensive to produce and maintain.

The most interesting part of the blog describes the progress of GDI's space technology and this is how Mr. Verdu describes it: Space technology has raced ahead. GDI forward bases are now equipped with launch capability for drop pods, orbital artillery deployment, and other space-based weapons and intelligence systems. Ion Cannon technology has continued to evolve, taking enormous strides in lethality and accuracy. The Earth is ringed with a necklace of next-generation battle stations armed with powerful new Ion Cannons tied into the most sophisticated anti-satellite/anti-missile defense system in history. Ion Cannons can now hit large numbers of moving targets in space and the upper atmosphere as well as on the ground. The brain for this spectacular ASAT/ABM system is currently ground-based given the vast computing and communication requirements. However, a new generation of orbital platforms and space stations are being built with an eye to the future, with the crown jewel of the fleet being a dramatically expanded and upgraded GDSS Philadelphia.

Verdu goes on to describe the evolution of the flight and land vehicles and gives us a good overview of the entire GDI arsenal. For the full blog entry follow the download tab above.