First it was just a bunch of hush hush rumors but now EA has made, what I personally feel is rather surprising news, that a new studio called Victory Games is making a new C&C game–not only that but VG is going to be the main designer of EA strategy titles. I thought the franchise had sailed off into the RTS sunset but apparently EA thinks the girl has some fight left in her — or that Victory Games can bring it back to life.
Check out the new C&C website for some additional, albeit sparse, details including an EA to EA Q&A (I always hate these) on why this was a great idea.
Says Jon Van Caneghem of Victory Games: Victory Games was created to be the focal point for the creation of strategy games for the Games Label at EA. Our current focus is making a AAA Command & Conquer game, which I am very excited to be working on. I’ve always been a big Command & Conquer fan. We’ve put together a team made up of some of the best talent from previous Command & Conquer games along with a great mix of quality industry veterans. Everyone that we’ve brought on board is very passionate about making strategy games.