Command & Conquer Closed Beta Begins in November

Posted October 26, 2013  

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Command and Conquer Closed Beta Begins in November

Full launch set for February.

EA and Victory Games have revealed that Command & Conquer, their upcoming free-to-play online RTS, is set to begin its first beta test in late November.

Games.on.net reports that the game will begin its closed beta in the week of November 25, get an alpha update next week, and officially launch in the week of February 24.

Set in the Command & Conquer: Generals universe, Command & Conquer is a free-to-play online RTS that EA says will mark a “return to the core gameplay that put the series on the map”. The game will feature three varied factions and a wide variety of generals.

To sign up for beta and find out more, head over to the game’s official website.

*Update (October 30, 2013): Victory Games has published an open letter saying that it has decided to cancel the game due to negative alpha feedback.

Generals,

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
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