## C&C Renegade X Is Still Being Released On Its Release Date

By Alec Meer on January 21st, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

With official C&C games staggering dazedly around development limbo at the moment, our need for a tasty bit of NOD must instead be sated by the fan community. Renegade-X is a modders’ ambitious and apparently impressive attempt to redo EA’s ill-fated FPS-RTS spin-off Renegade, and it’s been in the works for quite a while now. Last November brought news that a version 1 release would arrive on February 26th; today brings news that a version 1 release will arrive on February 26th. Er. Well, I suppose someone meeting a projected release date, especially in oft-unpredictable modland, is news of a sort. Anyway, it’s a handy reminder for your diaries, plus there’s an extensive new trailer to look at, showing plenty of in-game shootybangery.

Did you see the shooting? And the bangs? It’s easy to miss. Try freeze-framing at 51 seconds in then enlarging the image by 216% and you might be able to see it.

Anyway, this looks pretty impressive. I’m probably too old and tired for it, but I might be tempted – a decade and a half ago, a first-person C&C was basically the most exciting idea I’d ever heard, and perhaps something of that easily-impressed, populist sci-fi-obsessed teenager still hides within me. (Though I’m pretty sure the release of The Phantom Menace delivered a fatal blow long ago).

Back in December, there was also this video demonstrating X’s remaking of Renegade’s Mesa map:

February 26th for this, which is also my birthday. What are you going to get me?

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1. Shieldmaiden says:

Mine’s on the 6th, what are you going to get me?

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• Shieldmaiden says:

Well, your best friend’s stepmother can buy me and Alec presents then.

2. Llewyn says:

… a decade and a half ago, a first-person C&C was basically the most exciting idea I’d ever heard, and perhaps something of that easily-impressed, populist sci-fi-obsessed teenager…

Have you started selectively skipping years?

• RedViv says:

I don’t think Alec made Renegade. The mass hallucination of “Phantom Menace” was before that game’s release as well.

3. SRTie4k says:

Am I the only person in the world that actually loved Renegade’s multiplayer? I thought it was absolutely fantastic…when I could find people to play with of course.

• FuriKuri says:

I would have to place it very high in my ‘best multiplayer games ever’ list. About the only multiplayer FPS I spent more time with was Team Fortress Classic, with Battlefield 2 being about tied. At the time I think a lot of people were put off by the admittedly shonky singleplayer – it didn’t help that the demo focused solely on that aspect.

Very much looking forward to this.

• Aaarrrggghhh says:

If you would be, this mod wouldn’t have happened ;)

• SRTie4k says:

Good point.

• Or A Path Beyond, the oddly-standalone Red Alert 1 total conversion of Renegade that reminded me just how good this game mode was a couple years back or so.

Really hoping RX has got it right.

• secuda says:

Yes but fans of C&C serie seems to have amnesia whenever a X game in C&C game is brought upp (such as C&C3 and Renegade) because i though people hated it with a pasion (or atleast laugh at its attemt) back then as much as C&C4 now.

• HumpX says:

were you the only one? HELL NO!

RenMP had a HUGE player base for several years. No one was more angry than me when EA canned the sequel. Anyone who claims RenMP “sucked” had/has mental issues.

Further, Ren was based off the original C&C. I really wish this update had gone for later C&C titles like a C&C Generals version.

4. Tei says:

I like the lore and the possible uses for it, but I don’t like the maps. I want more verticallity… something that maybe this type of engines don’t support well. Will you be part of a tank battle in the wastelands of Kansas?

Anyway I am going to download this. I am getting a bit tired of my usual FPS’s, and need a new thing.

5. HaVoK308 says:

I absolutely loved Renegade. My wife and I both played it for hundreds of hours. I championed it any chance I had, and still remember it fondly. This release is extremely interesting, and I’ll will certainly check it out when it releases.

6. I’m going to get you Renegade X, Alec.

x

Does it require Unreal3 or is it standalone now?

• G-Lord says:

It is standalone now.

• Koozer says:

Why is it still called a mod then? I’m confused.

8. boundless08 says:

I’ve been looking forward to this one. I’m a massive fan of the original renegade and spent countless hours in multiplayer. Well, playing bots as I had literally the worst internet ever but it didn’t matter!

It’s looking really nice as well. The movement looks like a good auld fashioned shooter, I’ll definitely give it a go!

Check out the forums, we should get a band together. To play Renegade X. On a mission from God.

10. PearlChoco says:

Is this exclusively MP or will there be a single player campaign too?

11. Grottismo says:

I start to wonder how many of these absurdly ambitious (and somehow successful) mods have people from\in professional game development

12. Anyone else remember looking forward to Renegade before they completely redesigned it?