[UPDATED] EA Cancels Command & Conquer, Shutters Victory Games

UPDATE: An EA spokesperson has confirmed that Victory Games has been disbanded.

“The team at Victory Games will be disbanded. Wherever possible, we are working to help these talented people find other opportunities within EA.”

We’ll be sure to post more information as it comes in.

Original Story

Command & Conquer, the free-to-play Real-Time Strategy title from EA and Victory Games, has officially been cancelled. We are also seeing reports that Victory Games, the LA-based studio behind the game, has been closed by EA.

The cancellation of the game is official, and the news comes via a blog post on the Command & Conquer website. (emphasis added)

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 it’s about getting you the game you expect and deserve.

While the cancellation of Command & Conquer is official, the shuttering of Victory Games has yet to be confirmed. We have reached out to EA for comment.

The studio closure report is coming from the now-former Marketing Manager on Command & Conquer.

EA’s latest earnings report is due later today, and hopefully the call sheds some light on the fate of Victory Games.

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5 Comments on [UPDATED] EA Cancels Command & Conquer, Shutters Victory Games

R.J.

On October 29, 2013 at 1:08 pm

I suppose it is good that they took the feedback seriously, but it is plain to see that EA’s trend of closing a studio rather than actually fixing anything continues.

folklore

On October 29, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Shame about the people being fired. At the same time i can’t say i’m sad to see the f2p game go. I just hope they don’t discard the franchise.

SupremeAllah

On October 29, 2013 at 5:05 pm

This is total BS. This was our only hope of Generals 2 happening, since CnC F2P basically was Generals2.

What the hell is wrong with EA?

Ebalosus

On October 29, 2013 at 7:39 pm

So let me get this straight: they release both ME3 and Simcity to the public despite their glaring issues, but now decide that “welp, this isn’t turning out the way we want, so we’ll put it on ice for the time being”

I mean, I’m glad that they’ve stopped development on a game that few people (developers, publishers, customers) have faith in; I just wished that EA thought the same way when both ME3 and Simcity were in development.

Sol

On October 30, 2013 at 9:42 pm

This is why they should have just made generals 2. It would have just been better.