Command & Conquer: Generals 2 will not feature a single-player mode at launch, according to BioWare Victory general manager John Van Caneghem.
The game, which was recently announced as online-only free-to-play, would instead focus on co-operative and competitive skirmishes, he said.
There was a chance Generals 2 would receive additional modes based on player feedback, however.
BioWare Victory "really want to get back to the roots of what made Command and Conquer great”, allowing players to “build a zillion units” and “go out and kill all the bad guys”, said Van Caneghem.
"As a live service I think the exciting part is you can try things. You can see what the community wants, you can give it a shot, you can put it up for a weekend and see how it goes, develop towards what the fans like."
Generals 2 is the first in what is expected to be a series of online free-to-play Command & Conquer games.
Command & Conquer Tiberium Sun and Red Alert titles were also being considered for conversion to online free-to-play, said Van Caneghem.