Following the post of yesterday, how would it be to have an HD version of Ground Control? (not just a better resolution)
The debate about modding/remaking/reshaping Ground Control in here and in the GCvets forum has gone for a while. The changing point might have been when last year was released the “balance mod”, which was basically an attempt to remove the gap between the two factions in Ground Control(OND vs CRAY), by making some modifications in the units, like increase/decrease firepower, etc.
The truth is that the release of the balance mod introduced something new in our community but it didn’t last the time necessary to establish itself due to the fact that it didn’t have the consensus of all people. Also truth is that there was a positive experience gained in terms of knowing how to modifying the game.
Anyhow, in real terms the main issues of Ground Control are:
– Fixing the “Multiplayer” option and reactivate the old lobby, thus avoiding the use of parallel programs like Gameranger;
– Allow more players in one match to not cause situations where 8 people play and 2 or 3 stay out of the match;
– Introduce a spectator, recording and broadcasting system (features present in World in Conflict);
– Improve and optimize graphics, textures and compatibility with new hardware and new operating systems;
– Etc, etc, etc, etc…
To see these “issues” fixed would allow us, as a gaming community, to progress. A “facelift” to the old GC look would certainly appeal to more players. Given this and following the example of other games releasing HD versions like: Age of Empires, Metal Gear Solid, Resident Evil, Homeworld and many others, could this be the future of a revived GC?