EA unveiled at the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards that development had begun on Command & Conquer: Generals 2. The game was to be the first video game developed by the newly formed studio which at that time was called BioWare Victory. On August 15, 2012, it was announced that Generals 2 would be repurposed to a free-to-play game known as simply Command & Conquer.Command & Conquer would have become the first game developed by Victory Games and the first game in the series to be developed by them, making Victory Games the series' third developer after Westwood Studios and EA Los Angeles. The game was to be built on the Frostbite 2 engine. On October 29, 2013, it was announced on the game's website that it was ceasing production and that "this version of the game" would be cancelled, with refunds being issued for all money spent by consumers on the Alpha version.