Renegade X is a fan-made Command & Conquer title that’s been in development for over six years. But who better to rejuvenate a franchise that currently doesn’t seem to have a home than the fans?

choose from over 30 weapons, 15 vehicles, and call in nuclear strikes, Ion Cannons, and airstrikes, and much more.

The multiplayer Renegade X started out at mod for Unreal Tournament as fans tried to bring an online component to the 2002 first-person shooter Command & Conquer: Renegade. However it quickly outgrew mod size, becoming a stand-alone game. The developers, Totem Arts, prides itself on keeping the core gameplay and story of the C&C universe intact while offering a new perspective on the real-time strategy world, from the solder’s point of view.

“Players will be able to fight for two unique teams - the Global Defense Initiative (GDI), a UN international military force committed to world order and peacekeeping, and the Brotherhood of Nod, a messianic international terrorist network that aims to push humanity into the next stage of human evolution.

"Players will be able to manage their own economies, choose from over 30 weapons, 15 vehicles, and call in nuclear strikes, Ion Cannons, and airstrikes, and much more.

"Each team will have a base of operations that composes of several key structures. Each structure has its own purpose. For example, the GDI Barracks gives GDI players access to special weapons and characters. If the Barracks is destroyed by Nod forces, GDI will lose the ability to purchase these special weapons."

Totem has finished a short single-player campaign, Black Dawn, which is available for free here. Renegade X is set to drop on February 26, 2014 for free on PC.

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[Via Kotaku]