Command & Conquer: Generals 2 Part of Free to Play Series

EA's seen the successes of the AAA free-to-play market and has slowly waded into the microtransactions pool to take a slice of the profit.

Just a few weeks ago, BioWare and EA announced that The Old Republic massively multiplayer online game, originally running on the monthly subscription model, would be going free-to-play up to level 50.

Now, EA is taking the beloved alternate universe, real-time strategy series Command & Conquer into the free-to-play realm as well. This isn't the first Command & Conquer to go free-to-play—Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances gets that credit. However, Tiberium Alliances is a browser-based game. Command & Conquer: Generals 2, the first in the series to be developed by BioWare, will be an AAA title with all the bells and whistles: Frostbite 2 engine, destructive terrain, etc.

Generals 2 won't be the only free-to-play AAA Command & Conquer to come. EA's actually got a whole series of them planned for the future.

There's no release date for Generals 2, just yet. The good news is that EA's opened up signups for the beta on the new Command & Conquer free-to-play site.

 

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  • Kami3k
    :( I was so looking forward to Generals 2, along with all of my friends I played the first one with.

    All of them, like me, are no longer going to play this game. EA doesn't do F2P, they do pay 2 win and call it F2P.
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  • Kami3k
    xaedDude.. you just pretty much described the f2p model, contradicting yourself much?


    His concept is completely different F2P.

    His concept was pretty much you demo a good portion of the game, and if you find it good you buy the complete game.

    It's no wonder the rest of your comment is clueless. Especially the last sentence.
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  • bunkgoats
    I was excited for this game, but I won't pay to win. Unfortunatly, I will pass on this title that I was antcipating.
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  • bunkgoats
    I was excited for this game, but I won't pay to win. Unfortunatly, I will pass on this title that I was antcipating.
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  • Kami3k
    :( I was so looking forward to Generals 2, along with all of my friends I played the first one with.

    All of them, like me, are no longer going to play this game. EA doesn't do F2P, they do pay 2 win and call it F2P.
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  • back_by_demand
    EA can't win, if they make a full price pay-for game and it's content sucks ass you will feel rightly P'd off
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    At least with F2P if the gameplay sucks ass you know for a fact you won't pay to carry on, you will just drop it and go to the next game
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    Here's an idea, how about the first couple of levels are free and if you like it you like it you can then decide to buy the full game, you know, like the shareware concept that has been floating around for over 20 FRICKEN YEARS
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