[The game was] developed by Command & Conquer creator Westwood Studios. In a 2015 interview, Louis Castle, the co-founder of Westwood, said the studio lost the game’s source code when it moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. Castle added a remake would cost millions of dollars as a result. Due to legal and intellectual property issues, it became impossible to buy the game legally in recent years. It was also challenging to get it to run on modern PC hardware. However, thanks to GOG and about eight years of work by dedicated fans, the game became available again late last year.

“We painstakingly reverse-engineered the code, importing it into our own KEX engine, a powerful tool that allows us to do console ports of classic titles, even in the face of quite challenging situations,” Larry Kuperman, the head of business development at Nightdive, told The Hollywood Reporter.