New F2P Command & Conquer has ditched the single-player campaign
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.
And more importantly, no Kane? No deal!
just like Facebook games.........hmmmm
I can't deny that
Given their logic, then I am sure C&C will fail and fail hard. And Starcraft 2 is more than just the World of Warcraft of RTS, it's more like a completely new beast on it's own.
I played my share of C&C BECAUSE of the single player campaign alone. Now they are going to make it purely multiplayer? What left of it is there? :/
Fans don't want F2P game, so FU EA
"get back to the roots of what made Command & Conquer great". So instead of the FMV cut scenes, fun single player campaign, and everything that reminds me of how great C&C was they instead give a multiplayer game that'll suck all the money out of my account. Why must you do this to the first RTS I ever played EA!?!?!?!?!?
No not surprised. I just don't like having old wounds reopened simply to have salt rubbed in them. For everything EA has done over the years they can go fuck themselves
Command & Conquer will always be my first love in the RTS genre, it was the game my brothers wouldn't allow me to play for a year. I didn't mind the games EA released until they released C&C4. That was the knife in my back that I still can't forgive. Now they are going for the heart. The roots of this game were the campaign and those awesome cheesy cutscenes.
The only reason I see them doing this is because EA want to go up against Activision and Blizzard because look at Starcraft 2, that is a megahit in esports. They couldn't do it with Command and Conquer 3 or Red Alert 3 so why keep trying. Starcraft 2 is the World of Warcraft of the RTS Genre and there is nothing that will stop it because there is still 2 games to come from Starcraft 2
You seem really surprised, i mean we are talking about EA here.
" 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. " see that's what I thought as well. I remember playing the first few games when they started and being blown away at their koolness and fun, and there was no multiplayer involvement. The one time I tried c'n'c red alert against a friend's brother I got zerg swarmed with mini russian tanks and it actually spoiled the series for me for a while. How is going entirely multiplayer online fixing or drawing the series to it's roots? i mean, aside from feeding the game more money for playing online/paying for added items in game and whatever other nickle and dime maneuvers they are going to use to get us. ....
They wanna make it great...the single player was great. I was so damn excited for GENERALS 2...I had soooo much fun with Generals with my friends....I cannot seem to find words that voice my disappointment properly. I don't see how this can turn out to be great, so I can only hope I'm proved extremely wrong..
FUCK YOU EA! Every thing you touch turns to shit.
You Destroyed & Buttfucked C&C's Continuity just so you could market Red Alert as a completely separate series now you are getting rid of the single player campaign that made the series awesome.
seeing how the original C&Cs had pretty much zero multiplayer going on unless you knew someone else who had the game. I think they don't know the difference between roots and leafs.
I think Jared's reaction to this news sums up my feelings perfectly. Guess I'll have to clench Tiberian Sun a bit harder now.