Its hard trying to reboot a franchise. Just ask Victory Games, a studio that was formed to develop a reboot to the Command & Conquer franchise. However, that game is no more.
Victory Games posted on their website that development of Command & Conquer has ceased and that the game has been cancelled. Why? Well it turns out that Alpha Testers and fans were very unhappy about the drastic change to the IP. In short, a single player campaign was a cut for multiplayer.
“Part of being in a creative team is the understanding that not all of your choices are going to work out,” reads the post. “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.”
Command & Conquer was first announced at Spike’s Video Game Awards 2011 as the, “next big BioWare franchise.” In 2012 it was announced that the game would shift towards the Free-to-Play model. It was also revealed that the game would be dropping the single player campaign in favor of a vast online component. Fans obviously weren’t happy.
So looks like no more Command & Conquer. Hopefully the franchise will land in hands that will develop the game players want next time.