Command and Conquer F2P will have single player after all

In August, Electronic Arts announced a big change for its release plans for the RTS game Command and Conquer Generals 2. The first was that the new game will now simply be called Command and Conquer. The second, and bigger, change was that it would be a downloadable "free-to-play" game.

At the time, EA said the game would be multiplayer only, with no single player component. Now, EA has changed its tune, thanks to feedback from C&C fans. Polygon reports that, according to Frank Gibeau, president of EA Labels, the game will now have a single player mode.

Gibeau states:

... 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."

While the new Command and Conquer F2P game will still be based largely on the Generals portion of the franchise, which features more realistic military units, the plan is to mix things up at some point by adding in units from the more sci-fi oriented Red Alert and Tiberium offshoots. It's due to launch in 2013.

Source: Polygon

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This has been known for weeks... They said they weren't going to have singleplayer at launch, which often implies that it will come later.

Why do EA keep calling their games "Free 2 Play"? It's such a tacky name.

Also another C&C set in the future... pass.

Crisps said,
Why do EA keep calling their games "Free 2 Play"? It's such a tacky name.

Also another C&C set in the future... pass.


Because it's a generally accepted moniker for games with no purchase fee that are supported by microtransactions?

Crisps said,
Why do EA keep calling their games "Free 2 Play"? It's such a tacky name.

Also another C&C set in the future... pass.

Free-2-Play is technically accurate, they just omit the second part, Pay-2-Win which usually accompanies it.