EA Confirms C&C: Tiberium

EA Confirms C&C: Tiberium EA Confirms C&C: Tiberium EA Confirms C&C: Tiberium EA Confirms C&C: Tiberium

Electronic Arts today revealed it is developing Tiberium, a new game that "brings a rich, original fiction to life through intense tactical action and visceral first-person shooting".

As most Command And Conquer fans already know, Tiberium is a mysterious extraterrestrial crystal that shatters the energy output of traditional fossil fuels. For eleven years, an alien tower has stood dormant, looming like an unholy mountain over a wasteland once known as the Mediterranean Sea. The tower was thought to be a relic of the Third Tiberium War; a devastating war fought for control over Tiberium crystal. It is not a relic. It is not dormant. Deep within the tower, plans are in motion for an alien invasion. This is where the Tiberium adventure begins.

Players step into the shoes of Forward Battle Commander Ricardo Vega and will assemble an assortment of elite squads to combat the global crisis. Armed with an arsenal of weapons including a transforming personal weapon system, multi-launch homing missiles, capital ship bombardments and tactical ion cannon strikes, Vega will lead the fight from the front lines.

Featuring a unique blend of first-person shooting and tactical squad combat, players will control multiple infantry, armour, and air squads as the fight escalates. In Tiberium, Vega is the most powerful presence on the battlefield, and the squads are his most decisive weapon. Players can take multi-squad control combat into single-player or bring the action into online multiplayer battles.

"After two years of pre-production, it is exciting to finally reveal this game and its rich fiction to the world. We've put a lot of effort into evolving the tactical shooter experience by taking core gameplay compulsions like commanding, choice and dominating your enemies and delivering them in first-person", said Chris Plummer, executive producer at EA Los Angeles. "Some of the weapons and mechanics are truly innovative for a first-person game. We're very proud to be part of a project that has the potential to really make a mark on the canon of sci-fi fantasy fiction."

Developed at EA Los Angeles, Tiberium will be available worldwide in autumn 2008 for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

No screens have been released yet, so all accompanying pictures are from previous C&C titles.