Command & Conquer Generals 2 has no single-player campaign
Bioware Victory’s C&C instalment will emphasise online play
After being revealed as a free-to-play title at Gamescom, the upcoming Command & Conquer Generals 2 won’t be featuring any single-player campaign, according to Bioware Victory general manager John Van Caneghem.
“Co-operative and competitive” skirmishes online will instead be the focus of the game, said Van Caneghem.
Van Caneghem continued that the reason for the decision is to “get back to the roots of what made Command & Conquer great.”
The new model for the series allows for the developers to experiment with the way the game functions and evolves, explained Van Caneghem.
“As a live service I think the exciting part is you can try things,” he said. “You can see what the community wants, you can give it a shot, you can put it up for a weekend and see how it goes, develop towards what the fans like.”
A single-player campaign is something that could happen, but the studio GM said that “it is something we haven’t announced yet how we’re going to do it.”
Command & Conquer Generals 2 is set for release in 2013, but you can sign up for the beta in the meantime.