Command & Conquer Canceled, EA Closes Studio
The free-to-play Command & Conquer game that was under development has been canceled by Electronic Arts. The developer behind this new game, which had been in its alpha testing phase, posted the announcement earlier on their website. Here’s a snippet:
Thank you for your participation over the last few months in the Command & Conquer closed alpha test. It’s been much appreciated, and you’ve been instrumental in helping define what a new Command & Conquer experience should and shouldn’t be.
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.
According to a report from Polygon, sources confirmed that Victory Studios has been disbanded, and that EA is trying their best to find the now unemployed developers other jobs.