Electronic Arts Asks for Bonus from Base Camp

Jan. 10, 2006 

Electronic Arts’ 10th anniversary release of their successful Command & Conquer series will include a full 90 minutes of specialized content on a second bonus DVD. Reality production company Base Camp Films was contracted to produce the material, which includes interviews with Louis Castle, the creator of the Command & Conquer franchise and founder of Westwood Studios.

“Through our strategic partnership with Spectrum MediaWorks, we have been at the forefront of bringing reality television to the gaming world,” says Base Camp partner Jim Jusko. “Our biggest project X-Quest puts ordinary reality show contestants into a virtual world. EI thought that because of this, we would have the right sensibility for their project.”

Executive Producer/Director Brady Connell feels the two worlds will regularly combine in the coming years. “A structured reality show is just one giant game. The brain power it takes to design a game is not all that different from that required to create a format for a reality show. The big difference of course is the number of people who can participate withing that creation.”

Command and Conquer: The First Decade was released this month. For more information go to www.CommandandConquer.ea.com.