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Published on August 15th, 2012 | by Andre Gamble, Contributor

Electronic Arts Rebrands Command & Conquer: Generals 2 as C&C Free-To-Play

Gamescom in Cologne, Germany is already proving itself to be nothing short of an uproar of gaming news.

Today, Electronic Arts announced that the real-time strategy (RTS) known as Command & Conquer: Generals 2 will be free-to-play when it launches. EA also revealed that Generals 2 will use the infamous Frostbite 2 technology.

“We are thrilled about this opportunity to transform Command & Conquer into a premier online experience,” said Jon Van Caneghem, VP/GM at EA. “For nearly two decades, this franchise has existed as something you buy; now we are creating a destination where our fans will be able to access the entire Command & Conquer universe, stating with Generals and continuing with Red Alert, Tiberium, and beyond. With Frostbite 2, we are able to keep an emphasis on the AAA quality our consumers expect while staying true to the RTS gameplay they know and love – all available online for free.”

We’ll continue to keep our eyes peeled for Command & Conquer as further news from Gamescom develops. You’ll also be glad to know that a closed beta sign-up can be found here. The game is slated to launch on the PC platform sometime in 2013. No talks of anything console thus far.

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