Well, that was unexpected. Electronic Arts just decided to cancel the current free-to-play version of Command and Conquer, in development by Victory Games. Worse yet, there are tweets from the development team saying that EA also closed Victory Games.
The post in the official Command & Conquer site is perfectly clear about the intention to cease this version of the game, but apparently Victory Games won’t be the studio working on a new version. This free-to-play MMORTS was currently in alpha but player feedback supposedly wasn’t great:
“[…] we shifted the game away from campaign mode and built an economy-based, multiplayer experience. Your feedback from the alpha trial is clear: We are not making the game you want to play. That is why, after much difficult deliberation, we have decided to cease production of this version of the game. Although we deeply respect the great work done by our talented team, ultimately it’s about getting you the game you expect and deserve.”
Victory Games will issue refunds during the next 10 days to those who spent money during the alpha.
This was originally announced as Command & Conquer: Generals 2 in 2011 before becoming a free-to-play Command and Conquer in 2012.