EA announcesCommand & Conquer, a new free-to-play online strategy game (which they are calling a "destination"), saying this will now include the BioWare-developed project originally announced as Command & Conquer Generals 2. This is to launch next year, and they are currently signing up beta testers on this site, where they have more details, and this new trailer. Here's word:
An all-out war rages in Command & Conquer, as players take control of multiple factions, compete for resources, build up operation bases and lead massive batteries of tanks, soldiers and aircrafts into battle. With incredibly detailed units, fully destructible environments, dynamic physics and exhilarating visual effects, Command & Conquer is poised to re-define what gamers expect from a strategy game. Heralding feedback driven design, Command & Conquer will evolve and develop with an expanding array of new content based on community response.
jdreyer wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 13:58: I feel much the same way. I just don't like to compete with other people, I prefer working together. I do play a few competitive games with my bro and nephew like Worms and Hero Academy, but I don't really play them to win, but to hang out with family who live far away.
Mostly I view playing games as puzzle solving, and playing against the AI is a puzzle to solve: how to best use my forces to defeat the AI on this map, terrain, position, faction, etc. Other reasons I play mostly SP is to experience a narrative, so I like games such as Skyrim and Deus Ex too. And lastly I play games to relax and playing competitively with winning as my goal is stressful for me, not fun.
Same for me. I rarely play any game online against other people, the Battlefield series is probably the only exception. Even then I'm usually a loner. I bought Starcraft 2 for the campaign and co-op compstomps and that's it. I've purchased every release of Sins of a Solar Empire and never once even pressed the multiplayer button. I only have one friend who even plays games online anymore and the real world keeps sapping away that time. And quite frankly my skills as a gamer are getting weaker with age, I have no desire to be continually obliterated. That might be why I like Battlefield, it may be multiplayer but because I stick to 32-64 player servers the chaos helps filter out getting your ass handed to you by one guy.