Is Command and Conquer Not Dead?
After CnC 4 concluded the Tiberium saga, it seemed only natural to assume EA would let the franchise die, seeing that the market for RTS on consoles is pretty small. Apparently, though, our second-favorite dead RTS franchise is not, in fact, dead. VE3D spotted a new CnC website outing a new entry in the franchise. The site, cncstage.com, has been taken down, but VE3D and other sites pulled some deets before that happened.
The new CnC title will come from new EA studio Victory Games. No explanation of what the CnC game is, but perhaps more interesting that a plot description is what Victory GM Jon Van Canegham said, on the site, is the purpose of the new studio:
Victory Games was created to be the focal point for the creation of strategy games for the Games Label at EA. Our current focus is making a AAA Command & Conquer game, which I am very excited to be working on. I’ve always been a big Command & Conquer fan.
EA wants to make a push into the strategy genre? Really? Wow. I find it hard to believe that EA would do that unless they found some new way to make the genre work on consoles, and so I think I’ll have to stay tuned to this developing story. Jersus.