So, Some of you may not be concerned about this at all, and some of you may already know... And I realize this isn't TE based news, but it's worthwhile to share IMO, as most of us are huge fans of the C&C franchise.
Well, VG (Victory Games) has been producing C&C Generals 2, as alot of you know. I personally wasn't staying very into how it was going development-wise, but I was still looking forward to it's release to a certain extent.
Sadly though, the entire project has been Ax'd by EA Games... The entirety of VG has been sent to the unemployment line, and the game has officially been put to an end.
Here's the news I've gotten off it all, I figured a fair portion of you guys might be interested in this, so I'd drop it by here...
CNCNZForums wrote: Posted Wednesday, 30 October 2013 - 12:23 PMAs we suspected earlier today, we felt there was more to the cancellation of Command & Conquer and the closure of Victory Games. I was in two minds to post this, thinking we may get in trouble, but we are a news source here at CNCNZ.com and Command & Conquer fans deserve to know the truth. We should not be fed corporate lies when it comes to our favourite franchise. So, long story short, the original blog post on the Official C&C Site is nothing but a fabricated public relations move to smooth things over. None of the alpha feedback was the cause of the cancellation. Once again, "corporate politics and shenanigans" behind closed doors at EA have killed off Command & Conquer and Victory Games. I will share with you the post made on the Official Forums, but names have been removed.
Hi everyone, I just wanted to say that it has been a pleasure working on this game and I hope you all have enjoyed the closed alpha!
This isn't official or anything, but you probably saw that our whole team got the ax. I hope you understand that we at VG all were dedicated to making a game for all of you to play, and that the press release line was total b.s. It was NOT any feedback from the alpha that shut this project down but just petty corporate politics and shenanigans. We were all shocked and confused to find out that our studio is closed (and that we are all out of jobs!), but I am happy to see that the game is still up and running RIGHT NOW and that a lot of people are still having fun with it. Please enjoy the live game until they figure out how to turn off the servers (it might be a while)! Cheers
I won't be sharing the link to this post, but you can find it on the Official C&C Forums if you have access to the Closed Alpha forum. I expect there will more fallout and boil-over in the coming days, it's almost unfolding the way Tiberium was cancelled back in 2009. Once again, we can clearly lay blame on the corporate bigwigs. Please don't blame the Victory Games development team, these guys were working really hard to bring the fans a new and true Command & Conquer and set the franchise up for the future, all they needed and wanted was time to develop, but apparently that's not what corporate EA wants.
Looks like EA won't be happy until they've tried to recreate and then destroy the C&C franchise multiple times over.
Anyways, how's things been going in the TE realm? I've been busy lately and haven't been making it around too much... Anyone around here still playing MP, I might be interested in getting in on a bit of that ;D
Alrighty, well... That about covers it for today .-.