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Command and Conquer Generals 2 Transforms into a New Digital Platform

Today at gamescom, the world's largest trade fair and event for interactive games and entertainment, Electronic Arts Inc. took a bold step to spearhead the industry’s digital revolution and announced Command & Conquer. The previously announced Command & Conquer Generals 2 has been transformed to be a part of this new digital experience, giving gamers complete access to the cutting-edge visuals, sound and destruction of a full, AAA strategy game – for free. The new online platform and service will launch in 2013, with the Generals universe representing the first of many free offerings within the storied franchise EA is planning to launch with Command & Conquer.

With a familiar blend of cerebral, strategic gameplay and fun, fast-paced action, Command & Conquer will deliver an authentic and modern RTS experience that will instantly exhilarate longtime fans and captivate new players. Gamers can sign up for a chance to be among the first to try the closed beta of Command & Conquer at www.CommandandConquer.com/free.

“We are thrilled about this opportunity to transform Command and Conquer into a premier online experience,” said Jon Van Caneghem, VP/GM at EA.  “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 and 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 – all available online for free.”

An all out war rages in Command & Conquer, as players take control of multiple factions, compete for resources, build up operation bases, and lead massive batteries of tanks, soldiers, and aircraft into battle. With incredibly detailed units, fully destructible environments, dynamic physics, and exhilarating visual effects, Command & Conquer is poised to re-define what gamers expect from a strategy game. Heralding feedback driven design, Command & Conquer will evolve and develop with an expanding array of new content based on community feedback.

Command & Conquer will be available as a free, client-based game for the PC in 2013. For more information on and to register for a chance to be selected for closed beta access, please visit www.CommandandConquer.com/free.

Comments (6)

  1. +2 -1
    plz ea don t do this do you know wy i am the first 1 ** comment because i am the best ea fan ever i like all your game even c&c 4 every one hate c&c 4 but not me but free to play pay to win even i can love that if you did this game you will lose the best fan you have
    09/17/2012
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  2. Comment Flagged +1 -1
    EA plz don t do this you know why i am the first 1 ** comment because i like ea i even like c&c4 i was the only 1 ** like it but this free to play pay to win even i can love this if you did this your best fan a gone
    09/17/2012
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  3. +1 -1
    FREE TO PLAY??? You can't be serious! You ruined the BF series and now you are ruining the C&C series. ORIGIN is spyware and all you care about is console oriented dumbed down versions of good games. I hope you go out of business! O owned all your BF and C&C games and others but this time I will not buy any more of your games!
    10/16/2012
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  4. +2 0
    when starts to selling?
    11/ 3/2012
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  5. +1 -1
    Please EA don't!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    11/16/2012
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  6. +1 -1
    Please the trailers look awesome but don't make it free to play. Come on you guys, first you make the new most wanted like "Burn out", which I can still live with, but this is going to far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    11/16/2012
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