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Command & Conquer Generals 2 has no single-player campaign

Will ship as an online multiplayer game only

Command & Conquer Generals 2 will launch without any form of single-player campaign, Bioware Victory general manager John Van Caneghem has revealed.


Going against the grain, the game will instead fully focus on "co-operative and competitive" skirmishes online, Van Caneghem told our colleagues at PC Gamer.

Van Caneghem reasoned the decision as part of an effort to "get back to the roots of what made Command & Conquer great."

the online-only, free-to-play title provides the developer with the opportunity to be more experimental, 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."

And while he didn't rule out the possibility that a single-player campaign could be added at a later date, he did say that "it is something we haven't announced yet how we're going to do it."

EA's confirmed just last week that Command & Conquer Generals 2 had been transformed in to a free-to-play title set for release in 2013.

Originally announced in December 2011 by new studio BioWare Victory, the new C&C is powered by the Frostbite 2 engine and has started closed beta sign up at