Almost a year ago EA announced that the original Command & Conquer Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert are being remastered, and to celebrate, today the company released the first gameplay footage of it in its current state, seen above.
EA Producer Jim Vessella reiterated today that this project is a remaster, not a remake, with Petroglyph Games and Lemon Sky Studios trying to keep the gameplay and feel as authentic as possible to the original games, while revamping and modernizing art, animations, music, UI, and others elements.
It was also confirmed today that the game will retain its 2D visual roots. He added that since the original minds behind the classic games are involved in this venture, they have managed to use the source code to make real-time switching between Legacy and Remastered versions possible in campaign missions.
"This means at any time when playing a Campaign mission, you can tap a single key to smoothly toggle between the original assets at 320 x 200, to the Remastered assets up to 3840 x 2160," added Vessella. "Playing with this toggle over the past several months has been a true joy, and we believe will be one of your favorite features in the Remaster."
Today's announcement blog with more technical details can be found here. Moreover, EA has set up a new portal on its website dedicated to the remaster, which also has some more videos showcasing the differences between the two versions. Keep in mind that the modern sections are still in development.
As previously announced, Command & Conquer Remastered is in full production phase now, though we still have yet to get a release window confirmed. It does look like the development is progressing smoothly.