EA cans Command & Conquer, Victory Games Kaput

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor
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Well, we now know why EA decided to pull their recent announcement concerning the Command & Conquer closed beta, the publisher wasn't planning on a closed beta at all. Today on Command & Conquer's official site, a spokesperson for Victory Games released a blog post which announced the developer would "cease production of this version of the game".

The full blog post openly admits that based on player feedback during the alpha, the developers were "not making the game you want to play". Originally intended to be a sequel to Command and Conquer: Generals, Command & Conquer was the 4th C&C related title to be canceled in the last decade.

The news worsens as EA confirmed with Polygon earlier today that "the team at Victory Games will be disbanded". "Wherever possible, we are working to help these talented people find other opportunities within EA", said the EA Spokesperson.

This obviously spells trouble for the future of Command & Conquer as Victory Games was suppose to be the studio devoted to expanding the Command & Conquer series. While the blog post does say the team has "already begun looking at a number of alternatives to get the game back on track", those alternatives do not seem to include Victory Games.

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Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (15)

Jellopy 9 years ago
So Victory ends in defeat, I don't know weather to feel bad for their lost jobs or to laugh at the irony.

Dubator 9 years ago
With Age of Empire Online closing this was only game i have been waiting for... Why is RTS so unpopular these days? We have 1564521 mobas but not even one good RTS :(

ant 9 years ago
Was great free to play business model, just slow developement, and ea not popular and they dont wana spend more to make it better, same situation with end of nations, eon going to die 2nd time.

IHOPEEADIESSOON 9 years ago
EA should die i hate them never buy a game from them!!! Pirate them get cracked games dont give them money.....

Slayblaze 9 years ago
I don't understand why they couldn't just make a F2P version of Generals, and just advance the story a bit and add in some progression mechanics and maybe something like a global campaign-type mechanic. They could've used the exact same Zero Hour engine as the original - it would be perfect. My dreams of my favorite RTS series C&C "Generals" getting a sequel have been dashed yet again.

Taz45103/Meatshield 9 years ago
Well I hope they find a better staff for C&C.. Love the series.

some random scottish guy 9 years ago
Alternatives ? so let me guess there going to turn what they have left into another crappy moba.

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Merkadis 9 years ago
“Wherever possible, we are working to help these talented people find other opportunities within EA”,
Hahahahahahahahaha, thanks, a good laugh is just what i needed. Like it ain't obvious that something like this happened:

EA: You guys at victory games will get 1 chance to prove that u can make a hit out of C&C, if by this and this time frame we won't see positive feedback from the players, you're canned.

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DiBBz 9 years ago
Its sad really yet im pretty happy they did it , i liked how C&C was but when they said going F2P my hope for the game dropped as well as when they said commander cards i new it would be yet another generic F2P RTS game cause there is not very much of those , and every single RTS game has those elements - End Of Nations , Elements of war etc they all had it and go boring real fast

this does not mean C&C is done forever oh no it will get picked up by people that will want to keep the series going the way it was meant to be


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