Not too long ago BioWare Victory and EA announced that Command & Conquer: Generals 2 would be moving to a free to play model when it launches next year. Alongside that announcement it was also stated the game would therefore not have a single player and would be multiplayer only.
That statement has now been renegged, as Generals 2 is now been confirmed to have a single-player campaign. Speaking to Polygon, EA’s Frank Gibeau had this to say: “Does that mean it’s not going to have single-player? No, that’s something we’ve obviously heard loud and clear that is important to people”
“The beauty of free-to-play, is that we can adjust and adapt to what we’re hearing as opposed to, ‘I’m sorry, it’s two months from ship and it is what it is.’ It’s a very different model because you don’t have to build as much. You build in response to your audience.”
While it’s exciting to see EA react to fan requests, we have to wonder how substantial this single-player campaign will be when the current incarnation of the game wasn’t going to have it. What do you think, is this change good or bad? Let us know in the comments.