Command and Conquer slated for November beta
Command and Conquer has been gathering momentum on the convention circuit lately, and is about to earn its beta stripes.
Victory Games and Electronic Arts have announced that the Command and Conquer closed beta will launch on November 25th. The closed beta will run for 3 months, with an official launch on February 24th.
Originally named Command and Conquer: Generals 2, Command and Conquer will continue the Generals saga, with the world still divided by 3 driving factions; the European Union, the Global Liberation Army and, new to the MMO, the Asian Pacific Alliance. The next chapter promises more generals, more strategy and more control, while staying true to its origins, returning to the core gameplay that gave Command and Conquer its original popularity.
Although, visually, Command and Conquer has gone for an entirely new take, with glorious 3-dimensional units, landmarks and terrain, the game definitely values its more traditional strategy values, which will please any fans of the classics. From what we've seen from all the coverage of Command and Conquer so far; strategically, a lot has yet to be established, and matches haven't yet developed the multi-layered meta of some of the bigger dogs in the MMORTS pool, like Starcraft II and Age of Empires, but that's what the beta is all about, and with almost 2 decades of Command and Conquer's pedigree under the hood, it's looking really promising as a future pro-gaming RTS.
If you want to take part in the Command and Conquer closed beta, you can register now on the official Command and Conquer website.