Thereís already one free-to-play Command and Conquer game Ė Tiberium Alliances. This isnít that. This is Command and Conquer: Generals 2, torn down to be a whole new dedicated F2P part of the C&C universe. Not many details are currently available, save that itís going to be powered by Frostbite and is due next year, but closed beta sign-up begins today if you want a chance to see it early.
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In the words of EA:
ďWe are thrilled about this opportunity to transform Command & Conquer into a premier online experience. For nearly two decades, this franchise has existed as something you buy; now we are creating a destination where our fans will be able to access the entire Command & Conquer universe, starting with Generals and continuing with Red Alert, Tiberium and beyond. With Frostbite 2, we are able to keep an emphasis on the AAA quality our consumers expect while staying true to the RTS gameplay they know and love Ė all available online for free.Ē
Unlike Tiberium Alliances, this is set to be a full-on C&C game, with elements like destructive terrain, physics, and multiple factions. More as itís announced. And just as a quick disclaimer, the pic above is from the originally announced Generals Ė this new version may or may not look anything like it.