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.
... 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.