|Command & Conquer|
|Series||Tiberium Universe/Red Alert Universe|
Command & Conquer: Renegade 2 (also known under the subtitle Battlegrounds) was to be another first-person shooter game using an updated version of the "Westwood 3D" engine.
Renegade 2 had two build versions. The first version of Renegade 2, was drafted as a connection to Command & Conquer from Red Alert 2. It focused on a scavenger culture emerging from the ashes of the collapsed Soviet Union, which would eventually become the Brotherhood of Nod.
However, this was scrapped in favour of a Red Alert 2 based FPS that took place in the post Yuri's Revenge world. The storyline was about a rogue Soviet commander attacking America to avenge the honour of Premier Romanov (The commander was a Romanov). The game would begin with an assault on the Marin Headlands, with the Golden Gate in the background. Kirovs would be bombing the city, while a squid attacked an Allied carrier in the background.
Most units designed were based on Red Alert 2 styles, however the Allied Light Tank, and Soviet Hind Gunship made a return.
By the time of its cancellation, Renegade 2's team was already finished with pre-production, with an X-slice presentation finished and the team awaiting final approval from EA executives. However, with the then recent release of the highly-acclaimed Battlefield 1942, it was cancelled in late 2003, due to the game being seen as not competitive on the market by Westwood and EA executives.
Apart from a partially finished Marin Headlands map and models released to the community, not much was done with the game. While no buildings were finished, a destructible prototype of a Soviet barracks was done, completely physics driven.
Chuck Carter also created a prototype level featuring the Scavenger refinery, which was to showcase that Renegade's engine could handle much higher polycounts than it did in the original game and introduce the Scavengers.
Connecting RA2 to TDEdit
- ↑ http://www.petroglyphgames.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1732&st=20&p=25005#entry25005
- ↑ http://www.petroglyphgames.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=6182&start=0&p=93353#entry93353
- ↑ http://www.petroglyphgames.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=6182&st=0
- ↑ http://www.petroglyphgames.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1732&st=20&p=26075#entry26075
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20030402142101/http://www.chuckcarter.com/renegade/renegade.html