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Command & Conquer to eventually include new fictional setting

The upcoming free-to-play Command & Conquer will be set the Generals universe, with the GLA, China and the United States as adversaries. But developer Victory Games envisions including other universes from the franchise sometime down the road.

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The upcoming free-to-play Command & Conquer will be set the Generals universe, with the GLA, China and the United States as adversaries. The Red Alert and Tiberium universes will be added, but developer Victory Games also envisions including a new fiction for the franchise.

"We like to say that 2013 is…the beginning of the next 10 years of Command & Conquer games, and we've been building this platform and this first game to start that process," Victory's General Manager Jon Van Caneghem told PC Gamer. "As we mentioned, our first outing is going to be in the Generals universe ... but over time, we want to add the Tiberium universe and the Red Alert universe, even a new fiction we've been working on."

Caneghem also mentioned that a single-player campaign would be a possibility for the RTS as part of weekly or monthly updates. An extended beta is supposed to come sometime this year for the game, which will be running on the Frostbite 2 engine.

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    February 25, 2013 2:51 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, New Command & Conquer to eventually include Red Alert, Tiberium universes.

    The upcoming free-to-play Command & Conquer will be set the Generals universe, with the GLA, China and the United States as adversaries. But developer Victory Games envisions including other universes from the franchise sometime down the road.

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      February 25, 2013 3:02 PM

      not like the C&C games were very consistent or concerned about canon anyway

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        March 1, 2013 6:24 PM

        QFT. C&C was set in a kind of fictional Earth with NOD.

        The sequel jumped back in time, killed Hitler, and fought the Soviets.

        I'm just amazed the third in the series didn't feature Thracian gladiator Spartacus fighting Mao Tse Tung in the Carina Dwarf Spheroidal galaxy that orbits the Milky Way.

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      February 25, 2013 3:21 PM

      "Weekly or monthly updates"...... LOL, right....... Weekly updates to the cash market is more likely. Such a sad way for C&C to go down.

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      February 25, 2013 3:26 PM

      LOL, this should be fun to watch..

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      February 25, 2013 4:40 PM

      If this gets a SP, maybe I'll try it. Could we maybe get a standalone download ala Dragon Age Legends?

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      February 25, 2013 4:43 PM

      Can't be any worse than Colonial Marines (yes, I'm still mad).

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      February 25, 2013 6:34 PM

      NO, NO YOU FUCKERS, NO, STAY AWAY FROM KANE YOU BASTARDS

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      February 25, 2013 7:09 PM

      Victory Games?

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      February 25, 2013 7:15 PM

      Me and a mate are currently playing through c&c 4 coop, got it in the ultimate collection.

      What a load of shit this game is lol, we're only playing through it to finish the tiberium story since we're both big c&c fans, but it sucks lol. Joe Kucan (Kane) is probably the only good thing in it.

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      February 25, 2013 7:20 PM

      Personally, I had always thought that DICE could do a Battlefield: Tiberium if they were looking to move away from the modern combat genre.

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        February 25, 2013 7:22 PM

        Yer have them make another Renegade style game, could be pretty awesome.

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          February 25, 2013 7:33 PM

          Aahh Renegade, those were good times... till EA Boycotted its own game in favor of Battlefield.

          Well, at least they allowed non - official patches.

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      February 25, 2013 7:41 PM

      They raped my teenage and early 20's years.

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      February 25, 2013 9:41 PM

      All i want is red alert 2 HD in fancy high res 2d hand drawn art, and a kickass install screen.

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      February 25, 2013 10:19 PM

      no no no no no no no no no.... no. F2P = no. MP only = no. This will fail.

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      February 25, 2013 10:29 PM

      the recent non-F2P C&C efforts have seemed pretty shitty so at least they're picking the right part of the franchise to revive

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      February 25, 2013 11:09 PM

      Before Serpico74 comes in and says everything I would say, but more eloquently, I would like to support EA for going free to play with this one. Their last couple of Command & Conquer games have failed to takeoff as multiplayer games because there is really only room for one or two paid RTS games in the market. If it's good, then there's a strong likelihood of a healthy multiplayer community.

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        February 26, 2013 12:47 AM

        Their last two command and conquer games have failed to take off because they were dumbed down made-for-console shit-fests. C&C3 was serviceable, but you could see the progression towards mediocrity. I loved RA2 and Generals the most.

        C&C4 was fucking horrid.

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          February 26, 2013 3:33 AM

          The sad thing is is that Command & Conquer 4 didn't hit consoles :(

          They just turned it into a clusterfuck to finish the story.

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        February 26, 2013 2:29 AM

        I never bothered with the multi in C+C games, not since Red Alert 1 anyway. The single player campaigns and add-ons were always the draw for me.

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          February 26, 2013 9:58 AM

          C&C games have the same terrible singleplayer campaigns over and over and over.

          Bad SP, Bad MP. Yeah, that'll wreck any franchise.

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      February 25, 2013 11:28 PM

      Welp, there went any hope I had for that.

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      February 26, 2013 12:33 AM

      They're mixing the two settings? Wow, I'll pass.

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        February 26, 2013 3:27 AM

        Later on. Not on this one. Plenty of other reasons to pass on this though.

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      February 26, 2013 2:15 AM

      now i got another reason to pass this

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      February 26, 2013 3:30 AM

      Single Player is the only way this will get played. It's definitely the only way you will get money out of me, hint hint EA (just make sure the SP is better than Tiberium Twilight's was, yes?).