EA and Victory Games are preparing the next entry in the classic Command & Conquer series. The title, which is currently in beta, is free-to-play.

In the following two developer diaries, you'll get a feel for how Victory is capturing the feel of Command & Conquer with super weapons, generals with different sets of abilities and units, and constant balancing thanks to fan feedback.

The second video is a look at the design of a unit from inception through animation. Balancing, design, visual effects, and sound, all combine to make each unit type feel unique.

Command & Conquer is in beta now with a launch planned for later this year.