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Command & Conquer Generals 2 now F2P via new Command & Conquer platform

Wednesday, 15th August 2012 16:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Command & Conquer has been transformed into a free-to-play franchise, EA announced during gamescom, and Command & Conquer Generals 2 will be the first title launched under the new incentive.

The new online platform and service will launch in 2013, with the Generals universe representing “the first of many free offerings” within the franchise.

“We are thrilled about this opportunity to transform Command and Conquer into a premier online experience,” said Jon Van Caneghem, VP and general manager 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.”

You can sign up for the closed beta of Command & Conquer here.

Command & Conquer will be available as a free, client-based game for the PC in 2013.

The latest trailer is below.

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5 Comments

  1. Omelette

    “starting with Generals and continuing with Red Alert, Tiberium, and beyond.”

    Boo! The single-player campaign was a major chunk of the C&C games before, but I guess they had no idea where to go with the story anymore, so they removed it. What a shame.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. AlchemyFire

    I’m really confused by this as Origin have C&C Generals 2 listed at £39.99

    A little bit more info would be nice

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    But will SP stay ? Bioware stated they will have choices in campaign :)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Yoshi

    So after all that Generals 2 the most wanted C&C game requested by the fans will not become a shitty f2p piece of junk with pay to win features :/

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Omelette

    @3 Wait. Is there going to include a SP? o: Where is it stated?

    #5 2 years ago

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