EA has announced the cancellation of its free-to-play, multiplayer-only Command & Conquer game.
The publisher has also confirmed that the developer behind the title, Victory Games, has been closed.
EA said in an official statement today that the decision to cancel the game came as a result of fan feedback from a recent closed alpha test.
"Part of being in a creative team is the understanding that not all of your choices are going to work out. In this case, we shifted the game away from campaign mode and built an economy-based, multiplayer experience," it said.
"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," added the announcement.
"We believe that Command & Conquer is a powerful franchise with huge potential and a great history, and we are determined to get the best game made as soon as possible. To that end, we have already begun looking at a number of alternatives to get the game back on track. We look forward to sharing more news about the franchise as it develops."
"The team at Victory Games will be disbanded," an Electronic Arts spokesperson has also confirmed to Polygon. "Wherever possible, we are working to help these talented people find other opportunities within EA."
The game, originally revealed in December 2011 as Command & Conquer: Generals 2, and hailed as "the series fans have been asking for", suffered a topsy-turvy development with controversial announcements and fan uproar causing EA to backtrack on major decisions on the title's future.
In August 2012 the game was confirmed to be adopting a free-to-play model and that it would lack a single-player campaign, instead focusing solely on multiplayer - a major shift in what had thus far appeared to have been a conventional paid sequel.
But EA would later backtrack on its multiplayer-only announcement to confirm it would instead be developing a single-player campaign. The 'Generals 2' monicker also abandoned, the game renamed simply Command & Conquer, and a plan to release episodic story missions was confirmed soon after.
The game would be canceled just two months after that final announcement.
EA has pledged to refund all money spent during the closed alpha and recommends questions on this topic be directed at help.ea.com.