Command & Conquer F2P getting extended beta in 2013

The free-to-play Command & Conquer title will get an extended beta test in 2013, Victory has announced.

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Command & Conquer: Generals 2 will get an extended beta test in 2013, BioWare Victory has announced. It will start in the first half of the year, and Victory teases it will be the longest-running beta in franchise history. Plus, we know that C&C Ultimate will get early access to the beta.

The announcement (via Rock Paper Shotgun) cites issues with past C&C games ("some less, some more"), and the new game's experimentation with free-to-play as reasons for the lengthy beta.

"Yes, the direction is new and many probably would say that this is not a 'true' C&C, just as many did when the original Generals came out," the post states. "For me, Command & Conquer isn't just about Tiberium, Kane and the crazy Yuri. It's been more about fun to play, engaging, and high quality RTS experiences. And that's what we're aiming to deliver, just in a different way."

Intriguingly, the blog never calls the game Generals 2, only the "new Command & Conquer," another sure sign that the game is distancing itself from that name.

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    November 5, 2012 10:45 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Command & Conquer F2P getting extended beta in 2013.

    The free-to-play Command & Conquer title will get an extended beta test in 2013, Victory has announced.

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      November 5, 2012 12:20 PM

      Distancing themselves this game from the name?

      I'll distance myself from this game, thank you.

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        November 5, 2012 1:05 PM

        I will likely give it a go at some point, but after their last C&C F2P game I am not holding a lot of hope.

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      November 5, 2012 1:15 PM

      Oh C&C, how far you have fallen.

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      November 5, 2012 1:29 PM

      It's a crime against gaming what that studio has done to Command and Conquer. >:(

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      November 5, 2012 1:31 PM

      scope creep leads to scope abandonment and seemingly utter failure.

      C&C was such a successful franchise, I wonder why they just pissed it away.

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        November 5, 2012 1:56 PM

        EA is run by moronic businessmen with MBAs from University of Phoenix, not by gamers. There's your answer.