The game takes place in the year 2062, approximately 15 years following the events that unfolded in the previously released Tiberium Wars. This grassy substance has multiplied in that time, expanding to the highest point on its evolutionary scale. Unfortunately, it's starting to overtake the Earth piece by piece, and if something isn't done about it, the planet will become uninhabitable. Kane, the nasty leader of the Brotherhood of Nod who butts heads with the Global Defense Initiative, suggests a truce, a surprising move for a guy like him. He wants to form a Tiberium control network, so the planet is no longer at risk. Being Kane, though, he has motives of his own.