Wonder how this will work. Forcing players to buy/unlock units/structures/abilities will totally unbalance the game. Also, the lack of SP is disappointing, as that was the main draw for me in the previous games.
Did EA not have faith that they could sell this at a $50 price range? C&C is an established series with an established fanbase. If it was given the time it needs, I could see it selling at least 1 million easy. The series started losing steam when EA decided to pump one out on a yearly basis.