Command & Conquer 4 wasn't exactly a triumph. Boasting a borderline-offensive singleplayer campaign, hefty DRM measures, unbalanced multiplayer, and a diversion from the base-building strategy upon which the series made its name, it was met with mixed review and a fair bit of fan backlash.
According to Samuel Bass, lead designer on the upcoming Command & Conquer F2P title, the new game needs o make up for C&C 4's mistakes.
“The first thing we said was, we need to kind of wash the stain of Command & Conquer 4 away,” said lead designer Samuel Bass [via GameInformer].
“To do that, you really have to get back to your roots, to get back to what it was that made your fans your fans in the first place.”
Bass expressed that the primary thing he wants is for players to load up the game and say "Holy shit. This is a Command and Conquer game."
The game itself, formerly known as Command & Conquer: Generals 2, was set to be a full retail release, but EA rebranded the game to simply Command & Conquer last year, announcing that the game would now be free to play.