Rumor: New BioWare game could be Command & Conquer title


Last night, Spike unveiled a teaser of the upcoming reveal trailer for BioWare’s next title, set to be shown at the 2011 Video Game Awards, and the brief footage combined with earlier reports may mean that the new BioWare title is actually the next in the Command & Conquer series.

The brief footage shows a tank laying fire upon a caravan in a modern urban setting. Based upon the animations, one can argue that it looks like a strategy game, which provides credence to news and rumor from both over the summer and yesterday.

Back in August, Electronic Arts restructured itself in a means that resulted in the BioWare name changing from that of a developer to one of a label, joining EA Sports, EA Games, and EA Play. Yesterday, Twitter user Superannuation spotted and posted a link to a resume (now edited) on LinkedIn that listed EA-owned Victory Studios as a BioWare studio.

Victory was created back in February by EA to be a “strategy studio” and is an offshoot of EA Los Angeles, based in nearby Marina del Ray. It is currently designed to handle everything Command & Conquer.

In an interview posted earlier this year to the Command & Conquer website, general manager at Victory Games, Jon Van Caneghem, announced that a new Command & Conquer game was in the works for PC and that a more formal announcement would be made “later in the year.”

Last night’s teaser promised “a new direction, a new game, from a new BioWare studio.” Going from an RPG focus to real-time strategy would be a new direction for BioWare and Victory’s mandate for Command & Conquer is to do just that. It’s also obviously a new game and if the resume report and further investigation is any indication, Victory Games could very well be a new BioWare studio.

To see the teaser for yourself, simply click the source link.



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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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