EA Games has cancelled the free-to-play strategy game Command & Conquer just a few months ahead of its expected release. The game had been in Alpha stage of development, but did not appear to be in line with what fans of the series had hoped.
“Part of being in a creative team is the understanding that not all of your choices are going to work out,” a representative from Command & Conquer developers Victory Studios said in a statement. “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.”
According to a Polygon report, however, it also appears as though the development team at Victory Games has been laid off, confirmed by the team’s marketing manager on Twitter.
Well that was fun. Victory Games is closed. LFW.
— b00sterAu (@karih84) October 29, 2013
With that, the prospects for Command & Conquer are up in the air. The real-time strategy game’s multiplayer was on track for a holiday 2013 release, with episodic single player campaign content being released into the new year. What comes next is anybody’s guess.
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