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EA's Visceral Games Is Working On A Command & Conquer Title
by Brad Nicholson on
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The Visceral Games studio under EA will handle the next Command & Conquer title. No, for real.
Visceral Games GM and EA Games label "action and strategy" czar Nick Earl revealed the unannounced title in a recent chat with Gamasutra. He mentioned no details about this next game other than it is "pretty far out," and you'll have to take that as you will.
A new game confirmation like this is hot stuff, but the interview didn't revolve around the unannounced title. Rather, it dealt with how EA is shaping its studios to represent specific genres and attempting to streamline the game-creation process with a collaborative model. For example, Visceral will be sharing resources with EALA and studios in Montreal, Shanghai, and Melbourne.
With no details, it's easy to speculate based on Visceral's history and alignment that this next C&C game will be a character-based action title instead of an RTS. But that's not to say that C&C has always been tied to hotkeys, overhead cameras, and base building. An FPS called Command & Conquer: Renegade was released in 2002. Another shooter called Command & Conquer: Tiberium was planned, but was ultimately cancelled by EA in 2008 due to quality concerns.