Free-to-play strategy game Command & Conquer will feature campaign missions that can be played on your own or cooperatively when it launches in 2014, the developers revealed today at Gamescom.
The campaigns will be delivered as episodic content, EA reps told the crowd during the publisher's press conference.
"When we talk about the new Command & Conquer being a service, we’re really inviting the community to help drive the design process and the evolution of the game,” Jon Van Caneghem, Vice President and General Manager, EA, said in a prepared statement. “Since our announcement, the number one thing fans have asked for is new story content, and we listened. We are excited to be delivering compelling, high quality Campaign Missions that will roll out to the service in 2014."
The first campaign missions has the Asia-Pacific Alliance (APA) fighting to to stabilize a world as the European Union and the Global Liberation Army threaten to topple their control.
The campaign opens with the APA sending an elite force to infiltrate the latest, most volatile rebellion, one targeting an EU backed dictator.
The addition of story-driven content was in direct response to fan requests, the developers said.
"You want new story content," the rep said. "Today we're pleased to announced episodic story-driven content that can be played alone or cooperatively."
The news came after a live demo of the game played out on the stage pitting two developers against one another.
"That is a small taste of what you can expect from the new Command & Conquer," the rep said. "It will feature new generals, new maps, new modes and more."
The game is currently in "extensive alpha testing," the dev said.