Publisher Electronic Arts today officially announced development of Command and Conquer: Tiberium, confirming earlier reports unveiled in the latest issue of US publication Game Informer.
According to the company, Tiberium has been in pre-production for the past two years at EA Los Angeles, and will indeed feature a mixture of first person and squad-based gameplay.
Mike Verdu, VP and General Manager at EA Los Angeles, commented, "EALA has a long history of developing ground breaking real-time strategy games with the Command & Conquer series.”
"Now, we are growing Tiberium from a simple backdrop to a fully realised universe with its own unique, hybrid squad-based shooter gameplay. This is the birth of a new franchise – we couldn't be more excited," he added.
Command and Conquer: Tiberium is due out on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in Autumn 2008. Stay tuned for more details as they break.