I have had some messages from peeps on here, and other places asking me why this is happening.
Victory Games with Bioware are not known for RTS titles, especially the Command & Conquer series, is one aspect of why its going for free... but
Generals 2 will not be the only free title in the C&C series, there is future plans for the Tiberium and Red Alert series to be re-designed and new titles to be released free 2 play.
The reason being is Bioware wants to promote Generals 2 as the next big MP experience and want to be able to organise big events that so far Starcraft 2 has enjoyed worldwide. By offering G2 for free this will entice a number of people to the game obviously.
Also it is not decided yet, but for some MP matches there could be something similar to ME3's point system to purchase random pack items for use in Pro MP matches, these can also be earned via normal MP play without purchasing, and no there won't be a coalsced file to manipulate for MP matches :P
Could it happen (FF7)!! posted 8/15/2012 2:07:06 PM
Recently Squaresoft has re-released FF7 optimized to run on current OS's and Hardware for a small price (£7.99 in the UK) with some extra features like cloud saves (excuse the pun) and character boosts.