Command & Conquer is free-to-play, will receive story-driven campaign missions

By Prarthito Maity , Updated Aug 21, 2013 01:39 PM EDT

Electronic Arts has some more good news for all its fans and the latest one comes straight out of this year’s Gamescom. According to reports, EA has announced that there are episodic, story-driven Campaign Missions in development for Command & Conquer, and will be available early next year.

It has been decided that the next title in the award-winning real-time strategy franchise from Victory Games will launch in 2013 as a free live service, with the company planning to regularly add new content to the game, the likes of which include Campaign Missions, based on fan feedback.

“When we talk about the new Command & Conquer being a service, we're really inviting the community to help drive the design process and the evolution of the game," said Jon Van Caneghem, Vice President and General Manager, EA. "Since our announcement, the number one thing fans have asked for is new story content, and we listened. We are excited to be delivering compelling, high quality Campaign Missions that will roll out to the service in 2014."

The first Campaign Missions to be offered will follow the Asia-Pacific Alliance (APA), as they look to stabilize a world that once again is on the brink of war. Having sat comfortably as the world's primary geopolitical power for nearly a decade, the APA now finds itself challenged on all fronts.

The insignificant European Union (EU), a high-tech, single-state entity with an increasingly expansionist agenda now continues to flex her muscles, while a number of increasingly bloody uprisings have torn key APA and EU satellite nations asunder.

The official press release states: “Rumors point to a newly reconstituted Global Liberation Army (GLA) as the instigator, but witnesses have described technology far beyond the reach of any normal terrorist organization. Concerned, the APA dispatches an elite force to infiltrate the latest, most volatile rebellion, one targeting an EU backed dictator. Their mission - learn the truth about the GLA, undermine the EU and restore peace to the globe.”

With Command & Conquer being available as a free, live service for the PC later in 2013, EA is looking ahead to redefine RTS gaming for the next generation with the newly revamped Command & Conquer that will give players more control than they have ever had before.

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