Command & Conquer will have a single-player campaign according to EA's Frank Gibeau

When Command & Conquer: Generals 2 mutated into a service - a free-to-play reboot simply called Command & Conquer - BioWare Victory GM John Van Caneghem told us it would launch without a single-player mode. Now President of EA Labels Frank Gibeau tells The Verge : "Our intention with Command & Conquer is to create a triple-A experience...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."

Gibeau goes on to explain the free-to-play decision, saying, "Our goal is to evolve the service in response to what people want and that's the beauty of free-to-play: you build as you receive information from your audience." He also confirms that C&C is still set in the C&C: Generals universe, and suggests that units from the Red Alert and Tiberium series may roll in post-launch. I'm crossing my fingers for Tanya Adams .

It's not clear if this single-player experience will be added before launch, or if Van Caneghem's statement stands, but we at least know it's in the plans. Campy FMVs remain unconfirmed.

Command & Conquer is scheduled to release next year, and EA is currently accepting beta sign-ups.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.