Electronic Arts has announced that it is 'exploring' the possibility of remastering the earlier Command & Conquer games for the franchise's 25th anniversary in 2020.

That's according to producer Jim Vessella, who told the Command & Conquer subreddit that the publisher is fully aware that fans want to see the series return to PC, following the announcement of mobile game Command & Conquer: Rivals earlier this year.

Yeah, the less said about Rivals, the better; it didn't exactly go down well with fans.

'As most of you may know,' he said, 'we recently announced Command & Conquer: Rivals, a mobile game set in the Command & Conquer universe. Following the reveal of Rivals, we heard you loud and clear: the... community also wants to see the franchise return to PC.'

He added that EA is  'exploring some exciting ideas regarding remastering the classic PC games,' confirming it already has got 'the ball rolling on our first effort to celebrate the upcoming 25th Year Anniversary.'

Command & Conquer is a real-time strategy series that launched back in 1995, developed by the now-defunct Westwood Studios. The original game appeared on PC, PlayStation, and Sega Saturn, and spawned numerous sequels including the hugely successful Red Alert series.

Aside from its strangely compelling narrative and use of live-action cutscenes, Command & Conquer is known for its brilliant soundtrack composed by Frank Klepacki. I mean, Red Alert's 'Hell March' is surely one of the all-time great video game tracks, right?

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