F2P C&C RTS RIP
Command & Conquer has been canned after players heavily criticised the free to play economy and gameplay in a recent closed alpha - leading to Victory Studios being disbanded.
However, the franchise will apparently return down the line, perhaps in a more traditional format.
"Thank you for your participation over the last few months in the Command & Conquer closed alpha test," reads a statement from Victory Studios. "It's been much appreciated, and you've been instrumental in helping define what a new Command & Conquer experience should and shouldn't be."
"Part of being in a creative team is the understanding that not all of your choices are going to work out. In this case, we shifted the game away from campaign mode and built an economy-based, multiplayer experience. 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. Although we deeply respect the great work done by our talented team, ultimately it's about getting you the game you expect and deserve."
Victory Games has reportedly been dismantled following the news, but EA are considering an alternative way of bringing the franchise back. "We believe that Command & Conquer is a powerful franchise with huge potential and a great history, and we are determined to get the best game made as soon as possible," they continued. "To that end, we have already begun looking at a number of alternatives to get the game back on track. We look forward to sharing more news about the franchise as it develops. Thank you again for your participation and support."
Were you looking forward to the free to play RTS, or do you feel that it was the wrong way for Command & Conquer to go?