EA_Cire has penned a new blog to update the community on the development and beta plans for the upcoming Command & Conquer online game. In the new blog, EA_Cire addresses some of the issues from previous titles such as the cringe-worthy Command & Conquer 4. But EA_Cire believes that by learning from the mistakes made with previous games like CnC4 will help refine Command & Conquer to be an enjoyable RTS experience.

We all have the big picture in our mind where we want to go with this new Command & Conquer, making a great RTS game that can wear the C&C logo with pride. Yes, the direction is new and many probably would say that this is not a “true” C&C, just as many did when the original Generals came out. For me, Command & Conquer isn’t just about Tiberium, Kane and the crazy Yuri. It’s been more about fun to play, engaging, and high quality RTS experiences. And that’s what we’re aiming to deliver, just in a different way.

EA_Cire didn’t go into much more detail than that, but did reveal one other nugget of information that may interest fans. The Command & Conquer beta is expected to begin in first half of 2013.

So looking at where we are right now with our game and the ongoing service that comes with Free 2 Play games actually makes me believe that this game can become a great Command & Conquer. And we will be working together with you – The Fans - to make it better and better. As planned right now, the Beta will start in the first half of 2013, and will be the longest running beta phase in franchise history.

So stay tuned and we’ll update you when that date becomes a bit more solid.

Source: Command & Conquer Blog

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

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