Command & Conquer Goes MMO With Tiberium Alliances

Command & Conquer Goes MMO With Tiberium Alliances

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Closed beta testing is about to begin on Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances, a new free-to-play MMO strategy game from EA.

It sure is a good time to be a Command & Conquer fan. EA announced the revival of the Generals franchise at the hands of a BioWare studio just a couple of days ago and now comes news of Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances, a brand-new MMO set in the Tiberian continuity. Players will forge and break alliances as they go to war with one another and battle hordes of mutant enemies.

The game is being developed by EA Phenomic, which has previously developed the Spellforce games, BattleForge and Lord of Ultima. The studio is, of course, thrilled and pleased and looking forward to delivering an experience that will excite old and new fans alike.

Tiberium Alliances will boast live status streams and real-time news updates, forcing players to react to situations as they unfold. Built with HTML 5 technology, the game can be accessed by standard web browsers and mobile devices alike, making it the first "truly portable MMO."

There's not much to say beyond the usual press release talking points right now, but if this sounds like your cup of tea you can sign up for the closed beta, which begins on December 15 - yes, that's tomorrow - at tiberiumalliances.com.

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"It sure is a good time to be a Command & Conquer fan"

Yet our Command and Conquer union only has 14 members : (

Do i smell i Hint of End of Nations here? Because the game is the same kind of format and is being made by ex westwood employees.

Andy Chalk:

It sure is a good time to be a Command & Conquer fan.

Not if you still remember Westwood. Hell, I think the franchise has hit rock bottom, what with the likes of Tiberium Twilight. As for Generals, it just came across as a transparent attempt to ape other popular RTS games of the time to me. In light of this, you'll forgive my relative lack of enthusiasm.

But hey, maybe EA has learned their lesson. Maybe they'll listen to the fans and make a title worthy of the C&C franch-PPPFFFFTTT
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Dammit, I can never tell that joke with a straight face.

They didn't fuck it up enough with Command & Conquer 4? They INSIST on fucking it up even further by releasing a sequel to Generals and now a motherfucking MMO of C&C?

I enjoyed Red Alert 3, Generals 2 looks promising in the same regard, but this looks more like it's aping C&C4's experimental strategy.

Considering my good expectations for End of Nations, this really doesn't seem like it compares other than Brand.

Why is the Tiberium universe the whipping boy?

What the f**k is this? C&C? MMO? Seriously?

I thought with C&C Generals 2 it was going to get better, but then this devastating bombshell.

It's just not worth living anymore. So, time to press a nice pointy blade to the jugular artery and...

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Nonononono... if I do that, EA win.

That, and this End of Nations looks intriguing.

Scrumpmonkey:
"It sure is a good time to be a Command & Conquer fan"

Yet our Command and Conquer union only has 14 members : (

Do i smell i Hint of End of Nations here? Because the game is the same kind of format and is being made by Westwood renamed to Petroglyph after the employees left EA.

Post corrected for accuracy purposes.
I must say it'll be interesting to see how it ends up, it's got the potential to be a great MMO, or a huge flop.

RicoADF:

Scrumpmonkey:
"It sure is a good time to be a Command & Conquer fan"

Yet our Command and Conquer union only has 14 members : (

Do i smell i Hint of End of Nations here? Because the game is the same kind of format and is being made by Westwood renamed to Petroglyph after the employees left EA.

Post corrected for accuracy purposes.
I must say it'll be interesting to see how it ends up, it's got the potential to be a great MMO, or a huge flop.

Not exactly, the EA studio did retin quite a few original staff in the early 2000s but many simply went onto different studios/ projects. Petroglyph is made up of quite a few Ex westwood employees i admit but it is by no means a direct re-naming.

Scrumpmonkey:

RicoADF:

Scrumpmonkey:
"It sure is a good time to be a Command & Conquer fan"

Yet our Command and Conquer union only has 14 members : (

Do i smell i Hint of End of Nations here? Because the game is the same kind of format and is being made by Westwood renamed to Petroglyph after the employees left EA.

Post corrected for accuracy purposes.
I must say it'll be interesting to see how it ends up, it's got the potential to be a great MMO, or a huge flop.

Not exactly, the EA studio did retin quite a few original staff in the early 2000s but many simply went onto different studios/ projects. Petroglyph is made up of quite a few Ex westwood employees i admit but it is by no means a direct re-naming.

True that not all have, but a reasonable amount to say that it's basically the crew, minus a few people which really most studios lose and gain new staff over time anyway.
Still I do hope they do well, I have all of Petroglyphs games sofar and their damn good :)

 

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