EA cancels F2P Command and Conquer as Victory Games "disbanded"
Los Angeles-based dev Victory Games shuttered along with free-to-play Command & Conquer
On the official website for Command & Conquer, a posting has confirmed that the free-to-play version of the game is ceasing production after several months of a closed alpha test.
"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," wrote developer Victory Games. "Although we deeply respect the great work done by our talented team, ultimately it's about getting you the game you expect and deserve."
Sadly for Victory Games, the developer is being "disbanded" an EA spokesperson told GamesIndustry International. "A small team of people that have been working or supporting the Command & Conquer game will be impacted. Wherever possible, we are working to help these talented people find other opportunities with EA," the representative added.
EA intends to refund any money spent by players in the alpha over the next 10 days. The company is now "looking at a number of alternatives" to the free-to-play Command & Conquer.