Just in case the words "Command & Conquer" and "free-to-play" hadn't got you wary enough for the upcoming C&C Generals 2, there's now this: the game is releasing without a singleplayer story mode.

While acknowledging that one could come later, Bioware Victory general manager John Van Caneghem told PC Gamer that his team "really want to get back to the roots of what made Command & Conquer great."

In his eyes, that means being able to "build a zillion units" and "go out and kill all the bad guys". Which is a shame. Because in my eyes - and I'm sure plenty of other people's as well - the roots of what made C&C great was a hammy story and even hammier cutscenes.

C&C: Generals 2 to have e-sports features, no single player campaign on launch [PC Gamer]