Posted By James C. about 9 months, 1 week ago
I’ve never had much faith in last year’s reveal of Command and Conquer Generals 2, and this next set of news doesn’t do anything to brighten my spirits of the Real Time Strategy franchise that basically raised me growing up as a PC gamer. Bioware Victory’s premier title, a game announced at last year’s SPIKE Video Game Awards, is now turning into Command & Conquer, a new free to play “universe” of the series brought to you by Electronic Arts.
One unknown but not unforeseen development of the game is that the new RTS will be using the Frostbite 2 Engine, as most AAA titles under EA’s belt seem to be adopting rather quickly. C&C will offer all the materials that were going to be in Generals 2, as well as being the frontline of providing other universes like the 1950′s parallel universe of Red Alert and the futuristic warfare between the GDI and NOD (and maybe even the Scrin) of the Tiberium franchise. Command and Conquer looks poised for closed beta, and hopefuls can sign up at their website. What I’m a little bit concerned with is the fact that the new C&C will be an online multiplayer affair only. While some will jeer at the campy acting, the single player experiences of most of the games in the Command and Conquer franchise were phenomenal and it really wrings me the wrong way.
Source: EA at Gamescom