Renegade X Multiplayer Beta Announced

The hopes of another AAA first-person shooter in the Command and Conquer franchise may have vanished after the cancellation of Tiberium, but that isn’t stopping Totem Arts from releasing their own first-person/third-person tactical Command and Conquer shooter, Renegade X.

Renegade X is the spiritual successor to Westwood Studios’ 2002 first-person shooter, Command and Conquer Renegade.

Contrary to Renegade X: Black Dawn, a single-player demo released in 2012, the full release of Renegade X will be multiplayer only. 64 players will be able to hop into two familiar factions, the Global Defense Initiative and the Brotherhood of Nod.

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Totem Arts seeks to modernize the multiplayer component of the original Renegade, by using Unreal 3 tech, and upping the player-count.

The newly-repurposed Command and Conquer Mode pits the two factions against each other in a race to destroy one another’s base. Much like the RTS version of Command and Conquer, each base has its own economy, and each structure will play an integral role in battle.

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“We believe this game-mode – ‘Command & Conquer Mode’ – can potentially revolutionize the FPS genre. It is the gem that went unnoticed for many years. Now is the time to uncover it,” reads the Renegade X website.

The multiplayer beta will open up on February 26th. Until then, you can download Renegade X: Black Dawn here.