EA today announced at gamescom that their previously announced Command & Conquer Generals 2 title in development by BioWare Victory and using the Frostbite 2 engine, has been undergone a big transformation. Command & Conquer Generals 2, now called Command & Conquer, has been re-purposed and will be joining the free-to-play market. The Generals universe will represent the first of many free offerings for EAÂs storied franchise that will span the entire universe of every Command & Conquer series of games.
Command & Conquer is expected to launch in 2013 and will become the second free-to-play entry in the series following the launch of EA Phenomic's Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances earlier this year.
Check out the trailer below and visit the Command & Conquer website to learn more and register for the beta.
Source: EA Press Release
Update: Found a nice Q&A over at GameSpot with EA VP and GM Jon Van Caneghem about the change. Read it here. One bit of confirmed information (not surprisingly) is that Origin will be required for play.