Command & Conquer: Generals 2, which is being developed by BioWare, will be going free-to-play and client-based. The Frostbite 2 enhanced game will be launching on 2013.
Gamers who want to engage in the closed beta can visit the official site.
According to EA general manager John van Canegham, “We are thrilled about this opportunity to transform Command and Conquer into a premier online experience. For nearly two decades, this franchise has existed as something you buy; now we are creating a destination where our fans will be able to access the entire Command and Conquer universe, starting with Generals and continuing with Red Alert, Tiberium, and beyond. With Frostbite 2, we are able to keep an emphasis on the AAA quality our consumers expect while staying true to the RTS gameplay they know and love – all available online for free.”
In the AAA free-to-play game, players will be able take control of multiple factions, compete for resources, build up operation bases, and lead massive batteries of tanks, soldiers, and aircraft into battle. EA promises that the game will evolve using community feedback.