EA cancels Free to Play version of Command & Conquer
Bad news for those who were looking forward to playing EA’s free to play game Command & Conquer as Victory Games Studios, the game’s developers has announced the game has being cancelled.
The announcement was made via a press release on the official Command & Conquer website. The post thanked the game’s closed alpha testers. The reason for the cancellation is made clear in the press release with the line “Your feedback from the alpha trial is clear: We are not making the game you want to play.” It seemed that testers and Command and Conquer fans just didn’t like the changes made with the game moving away from a campaign mode to an economy-based, multiplayer experience. According to the release, those were in the alpha and spent money will receive refunds over the next 10 days.
Below is the full press release.
Thank you for your participation over the last few months in the Command & Conquer closed alpha test. 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.
Over the next 10 days we will be refunding any and all money spent in the alpha. If you have a question about your refund, please contact help.ea.com.
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. 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.
– Victory Studios
If the cancellation of the game wasn’t enough bad news, according to a tweet from the Marketing Manager NA for the game the studio has being closed down. EA has yet commented and/or confirmed the closure of Victory Games Studios.
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