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

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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9 comments

  • GhostNappa2k10 - December 24, 2011 8:26 a.m.

    After seeing that trailer, and the whole "attack waves" dealio, consider me massively worried...
  • RedOutlive10 - December 15, 2011 9 p.m.

    All of EA so called free 2 play titles are pay 2 win.
  • HamsterGutz - December 14, 2011 8:39 p.m.

    Not sure how I feel about this yet =/
  • AxiamWolfe - December 14, 2011 5:47 p.m.

    I'm a bit skeptical about the gameplay for now. That "Attack Wave" screen may mean that it's not a pure RTS. Also, Tiberium Farmville is half the game?
  • LordZarlon - December 14, 2011 4:53 p.m.

    This could be cool. I'm happy that EA didn't decide to make Generals 2 an mmorts. As long as that stays a traditional RTS then there's always room for offshoots. As long as this is better than Age Of Empires Online. As Homer Simpson would say, "That game was Booooooring!"
  • SideOfBeef - December 14, 2011 4:17 p.m.

    I dunno if they heard, but RT stands for Real Time. That game does not look like Real Time.
  • Dehumanization - December 14, 2011 1:14 p.m.

    Meh, also F2P RTS have a real problem with balancing for people who pay for bonuses and those who don't. I want to see a planetside MMO like game in the C&C Universe. O___O;;
  • Doorstop - December 14, 2011 1 p.m.

    Well, I must say I'm surprised to see this reach the light of day, though not too surprised it's been morphed into this. The gameplay and graphics look just a bit low-end, which I guess is sadly the sacrifice for Free to Play. Albeit, a heavy sacrifice, considering the apparent quality of End of Nations.

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