Gamescom, if nothing else, commands a lot of headlines during its few days in the limelight. And of course today is no different. EA announced that its upcoming real-time strategy game, Command & Conquer Generals 2, will be free-to-play. The game will be a part of EA?s new online platform it is simply calling Command & Conquer. The platform and the game will launch sometime next year for the PC. C & C Generals 2 is the first of what EA said will be many free Command & Conquer games.
?We are thrilled about this opportunity to transform Command & Conquer into a premier online experience,? said Jon Van Caneghem, general manager at EA. ?For nearly two decades, this franchise has existed as something you buy; now we are creating a destination where our fans will be able to access the entire Command and Conquer universe, starting with Generals and continuing with Red Alert, Tiberium, and beyond. With Frostbite 2, we are able to keep an emphasis on the AAA quality our consumers expect while staying true to the RTS gameplay they know and love ? all available online for free.?
Players interested can register for beta access to the game on the Command & Conquer website.