EA confirms Command & Conquer studio

It seems that the leak from last week was true, as EA has now officially unveiled its revamped Command & Conquer site. The new site confirms...

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It seems that the leak from last week was true, as EA has now officially unveiled its revamped Command & Conquer site. The new site confirms that Victory Games will head up Command & Conquer development, with industry veteran Jon Van Caneghem at the helm.

An internal interview with Van Caneghem also confirms the studio locations in Los Angeles, Texas, and Shanghai, China, and their first project being a new "AAA" Command & Conquer game.

The new site focuses quite a bit on making a "stable base for future development" of the Command & Conquer series, so paired with a brand new studio it seems that EA has big plans to iterate on the franchise.

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    February 25, 2011 9:00 AM

    Comment on EA confirms Command & Conquer studio, by Steve Watts.

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      February 25, 2011 9:03 AM

      Summary: Remember those rumors about a Command & Conquer studio named Victory Games? They're all true! Unsurprisingly, the reports of EA accidentally putting up the site early were all true.

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      February 25, 2011 9:23 AM

      With Jon Van Caneghem heading the new studio, it got me thinking on the old companies he was with, New World Computing and 3DO. 3DO shut down after Heroes of Might and Magic 4 came out. I think it was due to all of the shovelware crap that 3DO put out, instead of focusing on their core franchises. Yes, game companies need to take chances on new IPs, but they also need to put time and effort into them, not just dump money on a game, decide it needs to go to market when it still sucks, and then make nothing off of it.

      I think the down economy has actually been really good for the gaming industry. It's taught the industry that gamers not only don't want shovelware, but that they just DO NOT have the money for it.

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      February 25, 2011 9:33 AM

      Can we get Generals 2 now?

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        February 25, 2011 9:37 AM

        GLA postal service!

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        February 25, 2011 9:39 AM

        Fuck yes please

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        February 25, 2011 9:47 AM

        But that was the shit one!

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          February 25, 2011 9:51 AM

          Hell no... Generals was awesome!

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          February 25, 2011 9:55 AM

          You're an idiot. Generals and ZH's online offerings was the best until the coming of Company of Heroes. Unless you're a faggot that rages on and on about how amazing SC / WC3 are.

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            February 25, 2011 10:03 AM

            Noted. Generals had some pretty terrible unit AI though, I did not like seeing my units behave like morons.

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              February 25, 2011 1:10 PM

              I remember! The ZH GLA dirtbikes would sometimes go around in circles. Forever.

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            February 25, 2011 3:47 PM

            Ahhh laser turrets, and humvee's full of rocket guys/snipers. Good times!

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          February 25, 2011 10:06 AM

          No, the shit one was C&C 4. Generals was awesome.

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        February 25, 2011 9:55 AM

        This was the last RTS game I played the shit out of. Multiplayer was frantic fun goodness! Scorpion tank rush FTW.

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          February 25, 2011 10:03 AM

          ZH needed a patch or two more, though. Nukes not destroying even the tiniest GLA buildings because you have to damage them at least twice, was a bit dumb. Still, really nice blend of modern and future/sci-fi tech.

          Bunkerbustering some garrisoned buildings with stealth fighters and following up with an A10 strike on the defense buildings, with some tanks rolling in right behind was good fun.

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            February 25, 2011 11:17 AM

            yea, iirc the Airforce General was broken with her Aurora's that were invincible to anti air, faster than the wind, and could a base rape faster than a nucler strike.

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        February 25, 2011 10:16 AM

        And/Or Red Alert 2b

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          February 25, 2011 10:19 AM

          You mean a hypothetical RA series that did not divert from the semi-serious original into camp territory?

          Just listen to the RA1 menu theme, the tone back then was different, so to speak: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKF952Tu2hs

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            February 25, 2011 3:16 PM

            RA1 was the only Red Alert eorth playing imo, if you inlcude Counter Strike and AFtermath in with that. After CnC Tiberian Sun the series just got way too out there and slapstick.

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        February 25, 2011 10:25 AM

        Fuck that I want Renegade 2.

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        February 25, 2011 12:13 PM

        Yeah, Generals felt like the last of the classic RTS's (though I wasnt a fan of the upgrades). Everything since then has been too focused on small scale stuff.

        Helped that the engine/art was nice and crisp too.

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        February 25, 2011 12:17 PM

        FOR CHINAAAAAA!

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        February 25, 2011 1:14 PM

        CAN I HAZ SOME SHOES

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          February 25, 2011 3:28 PM

          I did laugh when Zero Hour had an upgrade to give your workers shoes. :-(

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        February 25, 2011 3:29 PM

        Yes please! But only as long as they have an equivalent to the GLA Stealth General, I loved that guy (and my friends hated it because I'd spend my entire time invisible).

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        February 25, 2011 3:43 PM

        Behold, the bringer of light!

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        February 25, 2011 4:02 PM

        Yes, Generals and Zero Hour were so awesome.

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      February 25, 2011 9:36 AM

      They should name it "BOINK! Studios" and remake C&C Renegade.

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      February 25, 2011 10:00 AM

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        February 25, 2011 10:01 AM

        It shouldn't be called a C&C game.

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        February 25, 2011 10:11 AM

        It was fucking god awful. Single biggest disappointment I've ever personally had in gaming. It wasn't a Command and Conquer game. Even if you take the title off and try to let it stand on its own as some kind of independent game, it's STILL fucking terrible. The game play was boring as all hell and the plot was non-existent.

        Stick with C&C 3 and Red Alert 3 for now. Avoid C&C 4.

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          February 25, 2011 10:22 AM

          wasn't a disappointment for me. was obvious they were going to lay an egg, so I didn't play it and I can't imagine why anyone did. no surprise you were disappointed

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            February 25, 2011 10:24 AM

            I wasn't surprised at the low quality of the game. I too figured it would suck from all the promotional material. I was disappointed because Kane was an awesome character who deserved a better send off than that steaming pile of shit they called "Command and Conquer 4".

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            February 25, 2011 10:25 AM

            lol. You're right! I guess we were just hoping against hope.

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          February 25, 2011 3:24 PM

          How was the C&C3 addon?

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            February 25, 2011 4:23 PM

            Pretty good. I had a lot of fun with it, and it exposes some awesome new plot about Kane.

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      February 25, 2011 10:46 AM

      I wonder what direction they are going to take? A remake of the first game or Generals? Something entirely new? Will we never see another Red Alert?

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      February 25, 2011 11:40 AM

      Stop this Franchise Already.

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      February 25, 2011 3:57 PM

      If we keep remaking games, they'll eventually like it again, right? ... Right?!

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      February 25, 2011 9:57 PM

      C&C needs more time on the bench, IMO.

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      February 27, 2011 9:08 PM

      We all want General 2 on Command and Conquer game please! :D

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