C&C: Generals 2 to Have Single-Player Campaign, New Name
Remember our report from last month that Command & Conquer: Generals 2 would be free-to-play, but would lack a single-player campaign? Well FORGET ALL THAT. A post on the Verge from yesterday reports that the game’s name has been changed to simply Command & Conquer, and while it’ll retain its free-to-play economic model, it will, in fact offer a single-player mode after all.
EA Labels’ president Frank Gibeau explained the about-face:
“Our intention with Command & Conquer is to create a triple-A experience. And by that I mean we’re using Frostbite tech, we’re using very high-end graphics.
Does that mean it’s not going to have single-player? No, that’s something we’ve obviously heard loud and clear that is important to people. The beauty of free-to-play is that we can adjust and adapt to what we’re hearing as opposed to, ‘I’m sorry, it’s two months from ship and it is what it is.’ It’s a very different model because you don’t have to build as much. You build in response to your audience.”
Other than the name-change and the single-player addition, the game will still largely be what EA has discussed in the months leading up to its 2013 release—namely that it’ll follow in the thematic and story footsteps of Command & Conquer: Generals from 2003. But the fact that they went ahead and listened to the feedback is a pretty good sign, wouldn’t you say?