News: Command & Conquer: Generals 2 is being developed by a studio that is BioWare in name only, but the creators of Mass Effect and Star Wars: The Old Republic have assured us that the game will carry the same level of quality.
We’ve come to expect a certain level of quality from a BioWare game. They themselves have too, which is why they’re keeping a close eye on the development of Command & Conquer: Generals 2, which they announced at last year’s Spike VGA Awards. The game’s actually being developed by an Electronic Arts studio rebranded under the BioWare label.
According to Dr. Ray Muzyka, that should in no way imply any lesser expectations. ”We want to bring BioWare quality. We want to bring a compelling story to a real-time strategy kind of experience,” Muzyka says in an interview with Kotaku.
“Story will be added in a way that’s appropriate for the genre. We want to make it a more compelling, immersive experience for real-time strategy fans,” he continues. He and fellow BioWare helmsman Dr. Greg Zeschuk count themselves among those fans, saying that “the original Command & Conquer is the first game we played in the basement when we were supposed to be working on BioWare.”
Considering the kind of storytelling the previous Command & Conquer games enjoyed, I for one welcome our new narrative overlords.
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