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 rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, 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.