Oops! After a premature publication
of the new commandandconquer.com earlier this week, which spoiled the whole surprise, EA's finally ready to re-reveal the news that its created a new studio – following in the wake of studio rebrandings like Visceral Games and Danger Close – to handle all things Command & Conquer
. Victory has offices in Los Angeles – home of EALA, the former studio brand responsible for C&C
, following the acquisition of Westwood – Austin, and Shanghai and is led by former Trion CCO Jon Van Caneghem.
"Victory Games was created to be the focal point for the creation of strategy games for the Games Label at EA," Caneghem said. "Our current focus is making a AAA Command & Conquer game, which I am very excited to be working on." While Caneghem didn't have much more to add regarding that game – it's "for the PC" but Victory's "not yet at a stage where [it] can go into any details" – he did say that the studio's mandate "the future of Command & Conquer
" and that this work on this first game will help "create a stable base for future development." If you're a C&C
fan, it sounds like EA's not through with the franchise by a long shot.