It seems that, in addition to Bioware working on Command & Conquer: Generals 2, EA’s continuing their famous RTS franchise with a free to play MMO. Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances will be developed by Phenomic Games, and have cross functionality between browsers and mobile devices. What exactly does this mean? EA says:
“It uses live status streams and newsfeeds are updated in real time, forcing players to strategize, react, and adapt on the spot.”
Vague, right? If I had to wager a guess, I’d say it’s like Battlefield 3’s Battlelog, only it shows up on screen and is addressed to you in the game. You can find out for yourself tomorrow by signing up for the game’s beta, which starts tomorrow.
Here’s the rundown from EA:
Only the strong survive. Phenomic™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio, today announced Command & Conquer™ Tiberium Alliances, an all new free-to-play, massively multiplayer online (MMO) strategy game set in the Command & Conquer Tiberium universe. In the quest for world domination, players must choose their friends wisely and foster strategic alliances as they fight against each other and hordes of mutant enemies.Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances is the first truly portable MMO game with cross-platform accessibility on web browsers and mobile devices. Gamers can get in on the epic battle for world supremacy by signing up for the closed beta atwww.tiberiumalliances.com. The closed beta starts on December 15, 2011.
“Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances is the first MMO and first free-to-play game for the long-running Command & Conquer series. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to forge new ground with this acclaimed franchise,” said Martin Löhlein, Senior Producer, Phenomic. “We’re hoping to deliver an experience that will allow our loyal fans to play their favorite franchise anywhere they go, while introducing the exciting world of Tiberium to new players.”
By integrating revolutionary in-game social and news update feeds, Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances plunges players into a completely interactive and dynamic gameplay experience. Live status streams and newsfeeds are updated in real time, forcing players to strategize, react, and adapt on the spot. MMO Strategy has never been faster or more critical to winning.
Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances is the second of two upcoming additions to the Command & Conquer franchise.Command & Conquer Generals 2 was announced on December 10, 2011 and is being developed by BioWare.