A message from the studio that is currently handling development for the new Command & Conquer title has just revealed some sad information regarding the development. The supposedly free-to-play RTS title has unfortunately met negative feedback and has thus been cancelled.
For further details, here is the official message from the dev team, Victory Studios:
Thank you for your participation over the last few months in the Command & Conquer closed alpha test. Itâ€™s been much appreciated, and youâ€™ve been instrumental in helping define what a new Command & Conquer experience should and shouldnâ€™t be.
Part of being in a creative team is the understanding that not all of your choices are going to work out. In this case, 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 itâ€™s about getting you the game you expect and deserve.
Over the next 10 days we will be refunding any and all money spent in the alpha. If you have a question about your refund, please contact help.ea.com.
We believe that Command & Conquer is a powerful franchise with huge potential and a great history, and we are determined to get the best game made as soon as possible. To that end, we have already begun looking at a number of alternatives to get the game back on track. We look forward to sharing more news about the franchise as it develops. Thank you again for your participation and support.
– Victory Studios
The game’s future looks blurry for now and with Victory Studios being reported as dissolved, it seems that the wait for the next C&C game is going to be a bit longer. We do hope to see the incomplete game emerge somewhere, sometime.