EA announces new details about episodic, story-driven campaign missions planned
for Command & Conquer
, saying they will be available early next year to
support this year's launch of their new free-to-play installment in the
long-running strategy series. Here's word along with a new trailer to accompany
COLOGNE, Germany. – Aug. 20, 2013 – Welcome back, General.
Today at gamescom, the world's largest trade fair and event for interactive
games and entertainment, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced that
episodic, story-driven Campaign Missions are in development for Command &
Conquer™ and will be available early next year. The next installment of the
award-winning real-time strategy franchise from Victory Games will launch in
2013 as a free* live service, with an emphasis on continually adding new content
to the game, such as Campaign Missions, based on fan feedback.
Players can sign up now for a chance to access the Command & Conquer closed
beta** at www.commandandconquer.com.
“When we talk about the new Command & Conquer being a service, we’re really
inviting the community to help drive the design process and the evolution of the
game,” said Jon Van Caneghem, Vice President and General Manager, EA. “Since our
announcement, the number one thing fans have asked for is new story content, and
we listened. We are excited to be delivering compelling, high quality Campaign
Missions that will roll out to the service in 2014.”
The first Campaign Missions will follow the Asia-Pacific Alliance (APA), as they
attempt to stabilize a world that once again teeters on the brink of war. Having
sat comfortably as the world’s foremost geopolitical power for nearly a decade,
the APA finds itself challenged on all fronts. The upstart European Union (EU),
a high-tech, single-state entity with an increasingly expansionist agenda
continues to flex her muscles, while a series of increasingly bloody uprisings
have torn key APA and EU satellite nations asunder. Rumors point to a newly
reconstituted Global Liberation Army (GLA) as the instigator, but witnesses have
described technology far beyond the reach of any normal terrorist organization.
Concerned, the APA dispatches an elite force to infiltrate the latest, most
volatile rebellion, one targeting an EU backed dictator. Their mission - learn
the truth about the GLA, undermine the EU and restore peace to the globe.
Command & Conquer is redefining RTS gaming for the next generation, amplifying
classic gameplay elements for a new era of PC gaming and giving players more
control than they have ever had before. From choosing from a variety of generals
that match different play styles, to introducing new modes never before seen in
the genre including Onslaught, an objective based co-op mode where players team
up to defend their base from enemy hordes, and with the addition of story-driven
Campaign Missions, gamers of all styles and skill levels will have more ways to
play than ever before.
Command & Conquer will be available as a free, live service for the PC later in
2013. For more information on and to register for a chance to be selected for
closed beta access, please visit
www.CommandandConquer.com. Follow the game on Twitter® at
“Like” Command & Conquer on Facebook® at
*Persistent Internet connection and Origin account required. Other conditions
www.ea.com/1/product-eulas for details.
**Requires acceptance of Beta Agreement. Must be 18+.