It was revealed by EA at Gamescom that the previously announced Command & Conquer: Generals 2 title will now be a free-to-play game.
The title is being developed by a new studio called BioWare Victory and was first announced back in December of 2011. Powered by the FrostBite 2 engine, the new Command & Conquer title will feature cutting edge visuals, sound, environment, destruction and more.
An exact release date has not been mentioned. EA however have promised a launch in 2013 for the PC along with more offerings within the CnC universe.
Jon Van Caneghem, vice president of EA said in a press release:
We are thrilled about this opportunity to transform Command & Conquer into a premier online experience.
For nearly two decades, this franchise has existed as something you buy; now we are creating a destination where our fans will be able to access the entire Command & Conquer universe, starting with Generals and continuing with Red Alert, Tiberium and beyond.
With Frostbite 2, we are able to keep an emphasis on the AAA quality our consumers expect while staying true to the RTS gameplay they know and love – all available online for free.
Know that sign ups for the closed beta have already started at www.CommandandConquer.com/free.