Command & Conquer coming to Facebook

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Jon Van Caneghem, EA's new head of all things Command & Conquer, has grand plans for the future direction of the series. Plans die-hard fans of C&C may be interested/horrified to hear.

See, Van Caneghem is a big supporter of things like "games as service", and online delivery. Which makes him a good fit for EA, since that's exactly what EA are moving towards, with games like Battlefield Heroes and their acquisition of online gaming company Playfish.

So what does this mean for the future of Command & Conquer? Well, we knew he was going to "transform" the series, but didn't think it'd be this drastic. Chew over these quotes from an interview with Van Caneghem over on Gamasutra. The first regarding strategy games taking a leaf out of Battlefield Heroes' book.

"Look what online has done for RPGs over the last 10 years. All the other categories are following suit... we're looking forward to building something to be a leader in that space."

On where he sees C&C fitting in with this shift, he says ""It allows you to do everything you would have expected from a boxed game, but it adds a lot more to it... being connected and connected with players, and persistence, the social elements of playing against each other with other friends."

And, perhaps most distressingly, this:

"What you're seeing with all the social gamers on Facebook... they are actually already playing strategy games whether they know it or not. Taking a franchise like Command and Conquer and expanding it to a wider audience is part of the strategy."

Tiberiumville, coming to Facebook, 2010.
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This project's success hinges severely on people not getting fed up with Facebook in the meantime and flocking to the next social networking fad site.

Great idea, though.
 

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Tiberiumville? It's just a made-up thing by the authors, I think. A joke.
(Like Command & Conquer 3 - Tiberium Wars)

And the article says nothing about Facebook C&C...

It's only about social networking in C&C, almost like what Blizzard is pushing with their Battle.net 2.
If there really is a C&C coming to Facebook, it won't be Red Alert 3, as the "screenshot" shows.

Should edit the post, because it has not been confirmed. Not even hinted at. The Facebook reference just gives an example of a social-based game.


"What you're seeing with all the social gamers on Facebook... they are actually already playing strategy games whether they know it or not. Taking a franchise like Command and Conquer and expanding it to a wider audience is part of the strategy."

He's explaining how the social aspects of the game help, with an example using "the gamers on Facebook" (Who, in my eyes, are not gamers)

And his thing about no one ever bring social aspects to a RTS is misleading, as Blizzard announced Battle.net 2 will have heavy social features.
 

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That would be a good productivity killer and you people may want to kiss your good grades goodbye because good PC games and Facebook don't mix.
 

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