C&C Labs News Wire

— Monday, September 30, 2002 —

Posted By: Mike at 9:46:24 AM ET

Multiplayer Test News Release

Here's the official press release about the Multiplayer test:


3,000 people worldwide to be selected for test

IRVINE, CA (Sep. 30, 2002) - Beginning this fall, 3,000 lucky gamers from around the world will get an early look at Command & Conquer Generals(tm). Electronic Arts announced today that it will hold a public test for the multiplay mode of the game beginning Oct. 25. Command & Conquer Generals will be published by EA (NASDAQ:ERTS) under the EA GAMES(tm) brand this winter.

The public test will give participants a chance to play Command & Conquer Generals multiplay mode via the Internet. The test will include five missions, and allow gamers to play as each of the three unique sides in the game: the superpowers of the United States and China, and an underground political terror organization, the Global Liberation Army, that is bent on liberating the world through anarchy and terror.

Each of the three sides represents a distinct war philosophy and will fight with vastly different tactics and weaponry. All of the units and buildings for each of the sides will be available in the test.

The test will begin Oct. 25 and sign ups will be held through http://generals.ea.com, beginning Oct. 10 at 12:01 a.m. Signups will be open for only 24 hours, and EA will randomly select 3,000 participants from those who sign up.

"Multiplay is a critical part of any RTS game and we're really looking forward to hearing from our fans on how to make the experience in Command & Conquer Generals even better," said Mark Skaggs, general manger of EA Pacific and executive in charge of production for the game. "The team has been working hard, and we're all excited for players to see the innovative multiplay features we've kept under wraps for the past six months."

Anyone who signs up for the public test must meet the minimum system requirements to be eligible for selection. Those requirements will be posted on the public test sign up page of the official Command & Conquer Generals website.

Command & Conquer Generals puts players' trigger fingers on the pulse of modern warfare as they become a powerful general and control massive armies of bleeding-edge military weaponry across a globe teetering on the brink of Armageddon. Three unique sides will be available, each with customizable high-tech arsenals ready to deliver unprecedented firepower on land or in the skies Players can annihilate the opposition in the 23-mission single-player campaign or dish out the damage in global multiplayer mayhem.

For more information on the title, visit the official Command & Conquer Generals website at www.generals.ea.com.

Well I can't wait! And I know lots of you fans out there can't wait either