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Free-to-Play Command & Conquer May Resume Development at Another Studio

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Posted on November 19, 2013 AT 01:07pm

Cancellation might not be the end of the road for EA’s free-to-play Command & Conquer after all.

While EA may have officially cancelled Command & Conquer and shuttered developer Victory Games in October, a recent posting on the EA Support forums seems to indicate the project may live on under the oversight of another studio.

The post in question, spotted by CNCNZ, outlines refunds for players who spent money during the game’s alpha phase, but it also contains an interesting note regarding the franchise’s future.

“For those of you who bought The C&C Ultimate Collection,” the message reads,  ”your early access to the beta will be honored once production of this title resumes under a new studio.” That sounds like a pretty cut-and-dry confirmation that EA will be moving Command & Conquer to a different developer in the hopes of salvaging the title.

The comments aren’t wholly unexpected, as a notice announcing the cancellation on the official website said that EA had only decided to “cease production of this version of the game.”

It’s unclear at the moment when we can expect to hear more about Command & Conquer‘s future or what form that future will even take, given that the initial cancellation seems to have been driven in large part by backlash against the multiplayer-only free-to-play model Victory had implemented.

Josh Harmon, Associate Editor
Josh Harmon picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn't looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Follow him on Twitter @jorshy. Meet the rest of the crew.

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