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EA to release Command and Conquer source code

EA to release Command and Conquer source code

Electronic Arts has said that it release the source code for Command and Conquer to help modders. 

As revealed on Reddit – via EA producer Jim Vessella – the relevant source code for the original strategy game will be launched along with the remastered version of the game.

"Today we are proud to announce that alongside the launch of the Remastered Collection, Electronic Arts will be releasing the TiberianDawn.dll and RedAlert.dll and their corresponding source code under the GPL version 3.0 license," said Vessella.

"This is a key moment for Electronic Arts, the C&C community, and the gaming industry, as we believe this will be one of the first major RTS franchises to open source their source code under the GPL.

"Our goal was to deliver the source code in a way that would be truly beneficial for the community, and we hope this will enable amazing community projects for years to come."

Furthermore, modders will be treated to a new map editor. As a result, those that create the mods will have many tools at their disposal.

The Command and Conquer remaster is one of 14 titles that Electronic Arts will release by the end of its financial year.


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