Not every ambitious project in the gaming industry gets to see the light of day, this time around it is the revival of Command and Conquer that has been shelved amid lack of interest from the public.
Players had been given a chance to test the game at an alpha stage which sadly led to the publisher EA come to a conclusion that there was no future for the game. An official statement by the developer announced the cancellation of the game and the disbanding of Victory Studios by Electronic Arts
This could be attributed towards the chances that developer Victory Studio was taking by changing the gameplay.
“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,” reads the statement.
“Your feedback from the alpha trial is clear: We are not making the game you want to play,” reads the official statement. “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 it’s about getting you the game you expect and deserve.”
All the funded money will be sent back to the contributors over the next 10 days.
This is sad to hear, but like the honest developers accepted, it is about making a game that suits the players. Now according to the same post, there could be another attempt at the revival of this once loved combat game as they are “determined to get the best game made as soon as possible” and “looking at a number of alternatives to get the game back on track.”
Does it disappoint you? Or would you like them to give it another shot?