If you’re still an avid follower of the Command & Conquer franchise, even if Westwood aren’t at the helm of development any more, you will have known that Command & Conquer Generals 2 was in the pipeline. Well, that isn’t the case, starting from now.
EA issued a statement this week informing gamers that there has been a change of plan to do with their upcoming title. Instead of releasing Command & Conquer Generals 2 as a fully priced, retail game, they will be releasing Command & Conquer, a free-to-play RTS experience, using the Frostbite 2 engine.
EA didn’t completely scrap Command & Conquer Generals 2, they just transformed the experience to start on a new path.
With a familiar blend of cerebral, strategic gameplay and fun, fast-paced action, Command & Conquer will deliver an authentic and modern RTS experience that will instantly exhilarate longtime fans and captivate new players. Gamers can sign up for a chance to be among the first to try the closed beta of Command & Conquer at www.CommandandConquer.com/free.
The online platform and service will launch some time in 2013. It’s not just Generals that EA are planning to transform, but multiple branches within the franchise, like Red Alert for example.
EA have stressed that even though Command & Conquer will be a free-to-play title, they will not be offering their fans anything less than expected when it comes to the quality of a Command & Conquer product.