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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Nov 4, 2012, 20:03
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Re: F2P Command & Conquer Beta Early Next Year Nov 4, 2012, 20:03
Nov 4, 2012, 20:03
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Not really sure how a strategy game will work with the F2P business model. F2P relies primarily on cosmetic items and XP boosts for revenue.

Well if Age of Empires online is any indication it won't work at all. Players complained of super high grinding for basically everything or paying through the nose for things like new civs. And C&C 4 had some of the worst grinding ever in a RTS, not to mention always online DRM.
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