Command & Conquer 4 public beta beginning “soon”

An open multiplayer beta for Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight is set to begin “soon,” C&C‘s community commander has announced. “C&C 4 beta will be going PUBLIC very soon,” he informs via his Twitter account, adding, “every RTS fan in the world can give CNC 4 MP a test-drive”.

A later tweet promises further details to arrive “this week”.

Late last year EA CEO John Riccitiello voiced his concern that the RTS genre hasn’t evolved much in the last 10-15 years, “We’ve gotten to the point where you can see the particles around individual grenade explosions inside rooms where windows fall apart. That was never what made RTS good. That was just sort of eye candy on top of a very traditional game mechanic. From when Red Alert and StarCraft sort of defined the genre, it hasn’t moved” — here’s hoping C&C4 won’t be same old same old, then.