When the new Command and Conquer (formerly “Command and Conquer:Â Generals 2) free-to-play game was announced, it was revealed that it would be a multiplayer-only affair.Â Now, due to fan complaints, it seems that Command and Conquer will get some form of single-player after all.Â Speaking with The Verge, EA president Frank Gibeau had this to say on the matter:Â “Does that mean it’s not going to have single-player? No, that’s something we’ve obviously heard loud and clear that is important to people. The beauty of free-to-play, is that we can adjust and adapt to what we’re hearing as opposed to, ‘I’m sorry, it’s two months from ship and it is what it is.’ It’s a very different model because you don’t have to build as much. You build in response to your audience.”
-Nick’s take:Â It’s not clear whether Mr. Gibeau means that the game will have single-player right away, or if he means that it will have single-player at some point after launch.Â I’m guessing it’s the latter case, though, so it might be a while before fans can play the new Command and Conquer without testing their skills against other players.