Command & Conquer: Generals - On this day
The Command & Conquer series has been glowing and burning since the mid-1990s, and many fans of the same will say that it somehow reached its peak through Command & Conquer: Generals. It was this game that came out on this day exactly 19 years ago. It was the seventh C&C title at the time and the first not to be developed by Westwood Studios, as Electronic Arts dismantled the team, as it usually does as soon as their games are no longer successful.
Generals were the creation of EA Pacific Studios and allowed us to play with three different factions: America, China, and the Global Liberation Army. Each faction had its campaign with seven missions during which we built bases and sent our units to the enemy. Multiplayer was based on the skirmish principle and was active until 2014, after which the official servers were shut down, and players had to switch to an alternative. The game also came with an editor with which players could work on their maps and scenarios.
Command & Conquer: Generals made a fresh start for their series and achieved a solid sales result. Fans remembered him well, so Electronic Arts tried to bring him back in 2013 as a free game that would also be a reboot of the entire series. However, reactions to "Generals 2" were still negative for alpha testing, so the game was canceled even before it was officially released.