C&C Generals 2 renamed, will be free to play
Iconic RTS franchise will try new business methods
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Aug 15, 2012 - 10:46am EST (Aug 15, 2012 10:46)
Today at gamescom, Electronic Arts took a bold step to announce a new title, simply called Command & Conquer. Previously known as Command & Conquer Generals 2, the title has been transformed to be a part of a new digital experience, that will be free to play.
The new online platform and service will launch in 2013, with the Generals universe representing the first of many free offerings within the franchise EA is planning to launch with Command & Conquer.
“We are thrilled about this opportunity to transform Command and Conquer into a premier online experience,” said Jon Van Caneghem, VP/GM at EA. “For nearly two decades, this franchise has existed as something you buy; now we are creating a destination where our fans will be able to access the entire Command and Conquer universe, starting with Generals and continuing with Red Alert, Tiberium, and beyond. With Frostbite 2, we are able to keep an emphasis on the AAA quality our consumers expect while staying true to the RTS gameplay they know and love – all available online for free.”
Command & Conquer will be available as a free, client-based game for the PC in 2013.