The browser-based Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances is now in open beta.
Revealed in December of last year, Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances is a browser-based, free-to-play strategy MMO based on the storied C&C RTS franchise. Developed by EA Phenomic, the game will eventually offer cloud saves and cross-platform play through desktop browsers and mobile devices, all tied together via frequent updates through in-game news and status feeds.
To keep the momentum from the closed beta rolling, EA has also decided against wiping the existing servers and has instead opened new ones, where new players can jump in and start from scratch. A brand-new German server is also now available.
"Free-to-play" is anathema to some gamers but Tiberium Alliances looks like it might be pretty decent, at least for fans of this sort of thing. The big question, as always, is whether "free-to-play" equates to "pay-to-win." The only way to know that is to take it for a spin, which fortunately you can do without any loss beyond a little bit of time. And if it doesn't float your boat, you can always hold out for BioWare's upcoming C&C Generals 2, although you might be holding out for awhile.
Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances is open to all at alliances.commandandconquer.com. Let us know how it goes!