Electronic Arts made an interesting domain purchase this week through CSC, a company that helps businesses protect their brands.
On January 4, EA registered the domain name QuicklimeGames.com (WHOIS).
It’s unknown why the company registered the name.
The web address currently does not resolve to a web page and EA has made no announcement regarding Quicklime Games. EA already has a large number of studios and development teams, but perhaps another studio awaits.
For those who do not know the meaning of the word Quicklime, it’s a chemical compound that is a key ingredient in making cement.
There has been much talk on the net about the next Command & Conquer title, which is rumored to be the new Bioware game that will be revealed at the Spike TV Video Game Awards on December 10.
Well, whether the Bioware game is Command & Conquer or not, it looks like the title for the next video game in the franchise will be Command & Conquer: Alliances, according to several new domain name registrations made by Electronic Arts this week.
On December 2, Electronic Arts Inc. registered over a dozen Command & Conquer domains with ‘Alliances’ included in each name, like commandandconqueralliances.com and commandandconquer-alliances.com.
The domains covered the different series such as Red Alert and Tiberium.
Here’s a look at the WHOIS record for commandandconqueralliances.com.
[Update 2 on December 15, 2011: EA announced Command and Conquer Tiberium Alliances today, an all new free-to-play, massively multiplayer online (MMO) strategy game set in the Command & Conquer Tiberium universe. “In the quest for world domination, players must choose their friends wisely and foster strategic alliances as they fight against each other and hordes of mutant enemies. Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances is the first truly portable MMO game with cross-platform accessibility on web browsers and mobile devices. Gamers can get in on the epic battle for world supremacy by signing up for the closed beta at www.tiberiumalliances.com. The closed beta starts on December 15, 2011.”]
[Update 1 on December 10, 2011: During the 2011 Spike TV Video Game Awards it was announced that Command and Conquer: Generals 2 would be the next installment and would be released sometime in 2013. Here’s a peek of the video game.]