Remember that Command & Conquer teaser trailer back at the Video Game Awards in 2011? No? Well, here, take a look at this. I’ll wait a moment.
All good? Great, let us continue then.
After going through a few name changes and then relative quiet, EA announced last week that the upcoming strategy game has been cancelled and the studio working on it, Victory Games, has been disbanded. Apparently, the major cause of this decision was due to the negative feedback they had been getting during Alpha gameplay. In an official statement, Victory Games stated that “Your feedback from the alpha trial is clear: We are not making the game you want to play.”
Originally announced at the 2011 Video Game Awards as Command & Conquer: Generals 2, it went under a few different name changes and gameplay overhauls eventually settling in on a free to play multiplayer format with episodic content which included factions and campaigns. Victory Games was the primary developer on the F2P title and according to EA, has been “disbanded” though the employees would be filling other open opportunities within EA.
The full and official post on the EA site can be found here and as always, I want to wish the folks affected by this news all the best.