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New F2P Command & Conquer has ditched the single-player campaign

8/21/12 2:24pm

When we mentioned that Command & Conquer would be evolving into a service and Generals 2 was only going to be a component of it, we didn’t know this. In fact, I would have probably cashed in all my interest in this game back then, like I am now. EA’s new Command & Conquer service will not have any sort of single player campaign, in favor of stronger multiplayer and eSports presence. BioWare Victory general manager John Van Caneghem had this to say about the decision.

“As a live service I think the exciting part is you can try things. You can see what the community wants, you can give it a shot, you can put it up for a weekend and see how it goes, develop towards what the fans like.”

He did confirm they are still looking to pursue all of the various C&C universes and thinks this will “get back to the roots of what made Command & Conquer great”. I always felt that the campy storyline, FMV cutscenes, and campaign scenarios are what made the Red Alert series great, but I’ve been wrong before. Single-player may be developed later, but until then, its multiplayer or bust. 

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