I'm a pretty big Command and Conquer fan. Or I was, until the last couple of games hit the PC. They'd devolved into something that was just plain...awful, and I wept manly tears of frustration at this. But with an upcoming F2P title on the horizon, we might finally get the old CnC back.
Hey, remember good ol’ Command and Conquer? And by good ol’ I mean all the games up to the Kane’s Wrath expansion for Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. Those titles following on after those magnificent masterpieces can go jump off a cliff. The franchise has been largely under the radar since EA announced that it would be returning as a free to play title. It’s out later this year, and it’ll be set in the Generals universe from that franchise…amongst others.
Good news everyone! While the news that Command and Conquer: Generals 2 shifting to a free to play model hasn’t exactly been met with arms wide open, as fans have lamented over the fact that this latest entry into the franchise would be solely online, multiplayer only. Except that some single-player campaign action might be around the corner. Eventually that is.
Ha! Gavin owes me R20 now, as I just won a bet about which game would be the next to go free-to-play. Yep, I’ll be spending that money on a box of Lipton teabags, much to his chagrin, as EA has announced that their upcoming strategy title will be a freemium title.
... or was it?
These days, you never really know if any leaked announcements were in fact leaked or if it was just a tactic used to generate hype.
Either way, we have the mighty Twitter to thank again for this one, as EA's UK PR team let slip on Twitter that development for the fourth game has begun by mistakenly linking to a not yet available press release and the news of the announcement.