Command and Conquer 4 'Tiberium Harvesting' Trailer is Crystal Clear and Highly Volatile

The new "Tiberium Harvesting" trailer for EA Los Angeles' Command and Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight explains how the gathering of the strategy game's all-purpose resource has changed from previous entries in the series.

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In prior Command and Conquer games, players had to farm vast fields of Tiberium using harvesting vehicles in order to develop and expand their bases. Command and Conquer 4 turns Tiberium harvesting on its head via the newly constructed "Tiberium Control Network." The network is ostensibly a resource pipeline constructed in an uncommonly cooperative effort between the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and series villain Kane's Brotherhood of Nod. As a result, Tiberium no longer threatens the environment, but is still a precious resource that players will have to fight over.

When Command and Conquer 4: Tiberium Twilight hits the PC on March 16, players will need to gather Tiberium crystals from various drop-points across each map, and cart them back to home base. Transporting Tiberium can still be a tricky proposition though, as detonating a crystal will cause a devastating ion storm that lays waste to the units caught inside. "Detonate at your own risk."