Posted Tue, Nov 19, 2013 by Martuk
Last month EA shelved its planned Command & Conquer title and disbanded the development team at Victory Studio. At that time, the future of the game was unclear with EA only stating in its official announcement that they were “looking at a number of alternatives to get the game back on track.”
But now EA has stated that the game will soon continue under a new developer. Eurogamer spotted the news in a statement posted at the end of October on the EA website. The post relates to refunds for players that spent month on the free-to-play title during its alpha testing phase prior to its cancellation and confirms two other thing, the first of which is that the current version that was being alpha tested is no longer in development.
“After much deliberation and feedback from the closed alpha test period, the current version of Command & Conquer is no longer being produced.”
The second bit of information confirms that the game will in fact continue its development under a new studio and that EA will honor early access for those that purchased the Command & Conquer: Ultimate Collection with the future iteration of the title.
“For those of you who bought The C&C Ultimate Collection, your early access to the beta will be honored once production of this title resumes under a new studio.”
It's unclear what studio will be taking the helm of Command & Conquer's future development or what direction they will be taking the franchise. Stay tuned and we'll update you when we have more.