Command & Conquer is coming out as a free-to-play title later this year, courtesy of Victory Games. While it will launch as a game based on the C&C Generals world, the studio will add both the Red Alert and Tiberium timelines into the mix as further down the line.
In a VG247 interview going live on the site next week Tim Morten, senior development director at Victory Games confirmed that the team will add both timelines into the mix post-launch, and even has plans to explore new fictions within the C&C universe.
“At the outset we’re starting out in the Generals universe”, he explained, “with an initial set of three factions. I think the first things you’ll see come from us will be additional maps, additional game modes and additional generals to help tailor play to your own style.
“Over time we’ll add a couple of new factions. We’re already talking about different mini-campaigns, and story-based modes that might appeal to players who are used to that more campaign-based experience.
“Longer term we’re looking at revisiting other C&C universes such as Tiberium and Red Alert, and even exploring completely new fictions. The vision is expected to continue for years and even decades down the line.”
So you’ll have a while to wait until you get to use Tesla Coils again. Bad times. Meanwhile, you can check out these lovely new Command & Conquer screens that dropped today.
You can also check out my full hands-on impressions of Command & Conquer tomorrow.
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