C&C Labs News Wire

— Sunday, November 29, 2009 —

Posted By: Blbpaws at 4:29:44 PM ET

New C&C Exec Talks Future

Jon Van Caneghem, EALA's choice to head the C&C brand, recently gave an interview to Gameustra, in which he talks about the future of C&C and his goal of expanding the franchise to a wider, less serious, audience.

"What you're seeing with all the social gamers on Facebook... they are actually already playing strategy games whether they know it or not," he said. "Taking a franchise like Command and Conquer and expanding it to a wider audience is part of the strategy." He added, "All the knowledge and background is here at this studio."

Forgive the editorializing, but if EALA thinks the future of C&C is in any way connected with Facebook, you won't see me here for long. Further, if EALA's new leader thinks that--with zero people from Westwood Studios to begin with and having fired most of the recent C&C team--EALA has all the background it needs, I don't think I'll be missing much.