Tiberium: ED-209?

By Jim Rossignol on December 18th, 2007 at 9:06 am.

EA have released some more details, and the above screenshot of an ED-209*, to announce Tiberium, their squad-based FPS set in the C&C universe.

Chris Plummer, executive producer at EA Los Angeles, said: “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. 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.”

A bunch of stuff like orbital ion cannon strikes and capital ship bombardments will apparently be included in the game to give it the sense that you’re on that C&C futuristic battlefield.

And I can’t help but feel dreadfully apathetic towards this one, sorry guys.

* “Can’t think of a robot design? Then why not try new ED-209! It’s like you don’t even have to try!”

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23 Comments »

  1. Cyberpope says:

    that robot is indeed mightily ripped of…wait a second are those clone troopers running round its legs?

  2. Godebrandt says:

    Wait until OCP sees this ripoff. “Drop your robot design. You have 10 seconds to comply. 10, 9, 8, 7…”

  3. No Picnic says:

    I’ve spent a lot of time at gaming sites like Gamespot or IGN that have a lot of hollow hype about any ol’ game that comes down the like. RPS is a site that tells it how it is. I mean, could you imagine Gamespot accusing a game in development of ripping of RoboCop?

  4. Crispy says:

    Westwood, you are missed.

  5. Schadenfreude says:

    Deus Ex got away with it 10 years ago so EA can probably make the case that OCP haven’t been protecting their copyright. Since Dick Jones left the company the Enforcement Droid project has just fallen by the wayside.

  6. Empty=IRL= says:

    Amen Crispy, amen.
    :-(

  7. Jim Rossignol says:

    To be fair to EA, almost all robot designs in the past twenty years have been based on the ED-209. It’s the default position.

  8. always_black says:

    It’s a well-known fact that ED209 was the pinnacle of scary-shooty robot design, so any robot that looks just like it is logically best. Ipso facto, quid pro quo, veni vedi vici.

    Has anyone done a Best Robots of 2007 list yet?

  9. Phil says:

    Surely Joe Pineapples = best scary shooty robot ever, if only because ED209 can never find a corset that fits?

    Also, wasn’t this the year the ABC Warriors were meant to be created to tackle the rising Volgan menace?

    Robo-sapians vs President Putin just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

  10. malkav11 says:

    Coincidentally enough, my copy of January’s GameInformer, with its ginormous first look spread on this very game arrived today. Whenever it is I read that spread, I will know better whether I care about this game or not.

  11. Narvi says:

    Ah.

    Can it handle stairs?

    And who cares if it looks like an ED-209 or not anyway.

    Wait, I just too a close look. DAMN.

    Meh, CnC3 looked bland from the original screenies anyway. People liked it. This might be good too.

  12. Deimos Tel`Arin says:

    From the screenies in the above article, it kinda looks good?

    The gigantic robot is ripped off from the latest C&C RTS game is it?
    I did not play it so I can’t comment on that. -_-

    Hopefully, it would be a fun game to play aye?

  13. bibbeh says:

    …evolving the tactical shooter experience by taking core gameplay compulsions…

    Gagh!

    Some of the weapons and mechanics are truly innovative for a first-person game.

    So… it has a sniper rifle, then?

  14. Ging says:

    It does look a bit like ED209… I wonder if it makes the same baby noises when it falls down stairs?

    At least they’ve found Sev from Republic Commando – they seem to have painted his armour red and bulked it up a bit too!

    Why hasn’t someone made an ABC Warriors game yet (I’m looking at you Rebellion) – Rogue Warrior was enjoyable enough!

  15. Ghiest says:

    ED209 was ripped off in the first place, so really does it matter ‘that’ much?

    As for the game I will wait till we see a bit more rather than slate it just from a single screen shot, because well that is great journalism isn’t it.

  16. Garth says:

    Feel free to include sarcasm, but what the hell does “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.” mean? We took Command and Conquers mediocre story and made it an FPS? Now YOU’RE-the-nameless-commander-guy-but-also-the-ground-guys?

  17. The_B says:

    I think they tried to get that across enough with Renegade…

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