Renegade X's History
After Renegade 2 was cancelled, we were heartbroken. In 2002, Renegade achieved what no other game could, but it was quickly overshadowed by Medal of Honor and Halo. It was known mostly for its tacky singleplayer and so EA felt that an undersold high-budget game with a long development time did not need a sequel. 7 months after release, the game saw its final patch, and EA would no longer host official game-listing services or official forums. The game was completely in our hands. Its responsibilities were on our shoulders.
By the early 2010's we started development of Renegade X on UDK and we thought it would be a great idea if we could give the community a little tease of what was to come with the Multiplayer release. So we decided to create a complete new Singleplayer campaign called Black Dawn.
The story once again featured Cpt. Nick 'Havoc' Parker as the main protagonist and you were tasked to rescue Dr. Ignatio Mobius and his daughter Sydney, who were being held in a Nod stronghold on a remote island. While the original campaign from Renegade was more about a solo commando taking on Nod by himself, Black Dawn gave you an entire GDI army fighting alongside you as well as members from the Dead-6.
After its release on January 28th 2012, we learned a lot from the feedback of the community and managed to set up priorities that were a MUST for the multiplayer release. We learned that the AI from Black Dawn was terrible and that we needed an actual AI that was capable of playing 'Command & Conquer Mode' in the multiplayer release. With all of this great tester feedback from Black Dawn and the internal multiplayer beta, we couldn't reach our 2013 deadline unfortunately and we were forced to push the release date back into 2014.
With the extra time of development, we managed to refine the gameplay for the multiplayer release and add more maps to the rotation. On November 27th 2013, we released the reveal trailer for Open Beta 1 with a release date set on February 26th 2014, exactly 12 years later after the release of the original Renegade.Get Renegade X Multiplayer