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F2P Command & Conquer Beta Early Next Year

A recent post to the Command & Conquer Blog updates us on progress on the upcoming free-to-play Command & Conquer game (thanks Ant). This includes an explanation of why they are not actually hyping this more, saying: "We’ve decided to actually let the game speak for itself, instead of starting the typical marketing noise you normally would expect. That being said, it might be a few more months before we reveal more information – we don’t just want to tell you about the game, we want to show you." It also outlines plans for an extended beta test beginning next year:

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.

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35. Re: F2P Command & Conquer Beta Early Next Year Nov 5, 2012, 13:51 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Nov 5, 2012, 13:44:
I used to think that left 2 options: either learn to appreciate what modern gaming has to offer (and despite the incessant bitching to the contrary from the old snobs there is a LOT that it offers) or just accept that gaming has changed and that this is the hobby for you. But in the last few years I see that many people have chosen a third: keep buying games then complain constantly that they suck and belittle anyone who finds enjoyment in them.

I could have sworn you used to argue this with me. Jerykk, too.

But I think several of the older posters here have reached the point that they no longer feel like spending energy complaining and instead have looked for the good out there. And there's still good to be found.
As you mentioned, NV and DX:HR are fantastic games that may be different than their predecessors, and may play differently, but are ridiculously well made, fun games.
 
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