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    Westwood Studios in the mid '90s, Van Caneghem explains: "It allows you to do everything you would have expected from a boxed game, but it adds a lot more to it... being connected and connected with players, and persistence, the social elements of playing against each other with other friends."With software as a service, says Van Caneghem, the team will have the opportunity


    To continually add to and grow the game world, a relatively unexplored model for strategy games. And this connectivity will make the C&C brand accessible to more people, too: "What you're seeing with all the social gamers on Facebook... they are actually already playing strategy games whether they know it or not," he says. "Taking a franchise like Command and


    Conquer and expanding it to a wider audience is part of the strategy."Van Caneghem calls EA a "sleeping giant" that has awakened to connected entertainment -- "and it's the same direction I've been going in for  FIFA Ultimate Team Coins the last ten years," he says. "I think now that we're in alignment, this is a great opportunity for me."Van Caneghem previously pursued his vision of connected entertainment when he joined Lars of MMOgo