EA announces Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances - a free-to-play MMORTS

EA takes the fight online, for free

EA isn't kidding around about bringing Command & Conquer back. Beyond giving BioWare, one of it's best studios, creative lead on Command & Conquer: Generals 2, the publisher is also readying a free-to-play MMORTS for launch as well.

It's called Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances, and it's being developed by Phenomic. While this is the C&C series first MMORTS, it's not Phenomic's - the developer handled several other MMOs for EA, including Battleforge and Lord of Ultima. EA is claiming that the game, which takes place in the Tiberium universe (despite EA's claims that C&C4 would be the last game to dabble in that timeline), will be the "first truly portable MMO game with cross-platform accessibility on web browsers and mobile devices," which obviously separates it a good deal from the other games in the franchise. The game will be free, and utilize in-game social and news update feeds to keep players connected to their game, no matter where they are.

“We’re hoping to deliver an experience that will allow our loyal fans to play their favorite franchise anywhere they go, while introducing the exciting world of Tiberium to new players,” said Martin Löhlein, Senior Producer, Phenomic

You can check out the trailer below, or you can visit the game's website to sign up for the beta. So, think this will make the wait for C&C: Generals 2 less excruciating, or more?

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