When Command & Conquer: Generals 2 was announced to be a part of a whole series of free-to-play Command & Conquer games, it seemed that BioWare Victory and EA would be steering Generals 2 towards a multiplayer-focused and e-sports direction.
Old Command & Conquer fans will be happy to hear that Generals 2will be featuring a single player campaign after all.
"Our intention with Command & Conquer is to create a triple-A experience,
"And by that I mean we're using Frostbite tech, we're using very high-end graphics.
"Does that mean it's not going to have single-player? No, that's something we've obviously heard loud and clear that is important to people. The beauty of free-to-play, is that we can adjust and adapt to what we're hearing as opposed to, 'I'm sorry, it's two months from ship and it is what it is.' It's a very different model because you don't have to build as much. You build in response to your audience," stated EA Labels President Frank Gibeau to Polygon.
EA decided to make the next series of Command & Conquer games free-to-play because the publisher believed that a combination of the Command & Conquer name the financial model would reach the largest player base.
Despite the change in financial model, Gibeau assures that Generals 2 will be very much based in the same universe as Generals, though the eventual goal is to add units from the Tiberium and Red Alert series into the mix.
Whatever the case, Command & Conquer fans will be able to enjoy Generals 2 on their own or with friends. Unfortunately, how intrusive the free-to-play structure will be in the game and whether or not it'll impact a player's success in the single player campaign, has yet to be revealed.
I'd bet a right and a left nut.
If someone made a news column titled "C&C: Red Alert 2 Will Have Single Player Campaign" back when that game came out, they would've been laughed out of the door. Same goes for "StarCraft: Brood War Will Have LAN", or "Diablo II to Have Offline Gameplay".
Tanks for $2 each. I can see it now.
When I first heard C&C: Generals 2 was coming out, and with frostbite engine I got extremely exited. However a few months back all hope was crushed when I saw Free to Play.
~Oh mr tank you are so strong
~Why yes i am mrs.jet
~uguu hold me
The first real time strategy war dating game.
EA has killed some of my favorite games over the years. (C&C Red Alert, Battlefield, and a few others) The last C&C game I bought was the 1st decade, and it will be the last one since I saw how bad they messed up the red alert series among other C&C games.
EA, just please file chapter 11 already......
So that's the definition of a triple-A experience these days? Time to become a photographer and sell my slideshows games with nicely inflated prices.