has posted up a good review of C&C: The First Decade. The review reveals that EA indeed outsourced the development of TFD, contrary to what Apoc implied. It details the various parts of the compilation, and makes some strong points. Here's a snip:
I'm not going to deny that I have a bias against Electronic Arts (which is less of a "computer games company" than it is an "entertainment industry conglomerate"), but I hold companies accountable for their actions, EA and Barking Lizards have a lot to answer for over TFD, however pointing the finger is hard: the lack of testing on The First Decade could be the fault of either EA or Barking Lizards; the unmodified games could be because EA never gave Barking Lizards the source-code to the games or it could be because Barking Lizards didn't have the time nor the budget to root through the decade-old source-code and make the necessary changes to add TCP/IP support to Tiberian Dawn, or change the VQA renderer in Red Alert for example.
Full piece here