Victory Games (EA)

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Victory Games
Former type Subsidiary of Electronic Arts
Industry Interactive entertainment
Computer and video games
Fate Closed by Electronic Arts
Founded 2010
Defunct 2013
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, USA
Austin, Texas, USA
Shanghai, China
Key people Jon Van Caneghem, GM
Products Command & Conquer series
Owner(s) Electronic Arts
Parent Electronic Arts
Website www.commandandconquer.com

Victory Games (formerly BioWare Victory) was a video game developer founded in 2010. After EA Los Angeles started up their new internal group Danger Close and switched its focus to the Medal of Honor series, EA launched a new studio named Victory Games to continue the Command & Conquer franchise.[1] Its general manager is Jon Van Caneghem from Trion Worlds. Between December 2011 and November 2012 Victory Games was part of the BioWare label as BioWare Victory.[2][3]

On October 29, 2013 EA cancelled development on Victory Games' Command & Conquer and shut down Victory Games.[4][5]

History[edit]

EA unveiled at the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards that development had begun on Command & Conquer: Generals 2.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8]

Games developed[edit]

Title Year Platform(s) Notes
Command & Conquer 2013 Microsoft Windows Cancelled

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Victory Games GM Jon Van Caneghem". Electronic Arts. 2011-02-24. Archived from the original on 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Command & Conquer joins BioWare". Electronic Arts. 2011-12-12. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  3. ^ Reilly, Jim (2012-11-08). "Mythic, Victory Drop 'BioWare' Label". Game Informer. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  4. ^ Victory Games. (October 29, 2013) "A new future for Command and Conquer" Victory Games, Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  5. ^ McWhertor, Michael. (October 29, 2013) "EA cancels Command & Conquer, closes development studio", Polygon. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  6. ^ Miller, Greg (2011-12-10). "BioWare's New Game: Command & Conquer: Generals 2". IGN. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  7. ^ Sinclair, Brendan (2012-08-15). "Next Command & Conquer goes free-to-play". GameSpot. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  8. ^ "A New Future for Command & Conquer". Victory Games. 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 

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