In an unfortunate move, Victory Games and Electronic Arts have announced the cancellation of the upcoming Command & Conquer. The latest title in the venerable RTS genre would have been free-to-play, supported by micro-transactions and multiplayer only. And because misery loves company, the developers at the helm, Victory Games, have been disbanded by EA.
However, the publishing giant has come forward to say:
“The team at Victory Games will be disbanded. Wherever possible, we are working to help these talented people find other opportunities within EA.”
In a statement from Victory Games, they outlined why the game was being canned:
“Your feedback from the alpha trial is clear: We are not making the game you want to play. That is why, after much difficult deliberation, we have decided to cease production of this version of the game.”
Originally announced as the next in the Generals spin-off, C&C initially filled long-time fans with hope at the return of older mechanics such as resource gathering and base building, while also providing beautiful visuals. Hopefully this cancellation won’t be the final nail in the coffin, because it would be a tremendous shame if this groundbreaking franchise were to fade away.