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Command & Conquer Beta To Go Live In First Half Of 2013

EA has announced that the beta for the upcoming Command & Conquer title will begin during the first half of 2013.

EA_Cire, the C&C global community manager added on the Command & Conquer blog that the beta will be the longest running one in the series’ history.

Now, we know you have a lot more questions about the new Command & Conquer and you may be wondering why we are so silent about it.

We’ve decided to actually let the game speak for itself, instead of starting the typical marketing noise you normally would expect. That being said, it might be a few more months before we reveal more information – we don’t just want to tell you about the game, we want to show you.

Initially the title was called Generals 2 but was later renamed to simply Command & Conquer. It’s being developed by BioWare Victory using the Frostbite 2 engine and is going to be a free-to-play title featuring cutting-edge visuals, sound and environmental destruction.

The community manager went on to comment on fan speculations of the new C&C title not living up to EA’s hype after the bad response for Command & Conquer 4.

The team here and I know that previous Command & Conquer titles had issues – some less, some more. C&C4 (yes, I just named it!) was especially far below the expectations and standards a lot of us had for C&C games. So we know how you guys feel – and I am talking a lot with our design team to discuss the game mechanics, features and meta-game of our new Command & Conquer in development.

We all have the big picture in our mind where we want to go with this new Command & Conquer, making a great RTS game that can wear the C&C logo with pride. 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.

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.

Head on over to their website to signup for an entry into the beta.