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Electronic Arts has confirmed that Command and Conquer: Generals 2 is going to be free-to-play. This is very good news to all you poor gamers out there. Instead of spending your money on the game, you can download it for free and afford all the top ramen and hot pockets you can snag. They're a gamers' delicacy you know. Game developer Bioware Victory stated that Generals 2 will not include a single-player campaign but EA's president, Frank Gibeau, basically said "No!" and announced that this beast of a game will include a story mode.

Quite a lot of free-to-play games aren't worth the time because they have no replay value or the game lacks quality. EA plans to change that.  Frank Gibeau said "Our intention with Command & Conquer is to create a triple-A-experience." Which means the game will be free yet still receive the attention of the normal blockbuster hits EA are known for. It will be using the Frostbite 2 engine,which is the same engine used in Battlefield 3, one of the best looking shooters today. Apparently, Generals 2 is the first "universe" added in the Command and Conquer free-to-play service; there will be more games and add-ons to come. What more can you ask for? Future titles might be included, such as Tiberium and Red Alert for free-to-play.

Command and Conquer Generals 2 may seem like a service but I am a bit fearful of the quality and support for the game, like how much replay value will the game have if I don't contribute in purchasing in game content? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Command and Conquer Generals 2 is due to launch next year.


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I never got around to playing the first Generals. In fact, I don't know if I've enjoyed a C&C game since Tiberian Sun. But at least with this being Free To Play I can snag it when it launches and try it out.

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