Relic Entertainment has left Dawn of War 3 behind to focus on new projects

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    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2...f-war-3-behind-as-it-moves-on-to-new-projects

    By Wesley Yin-Poole Published 08/02/2018

    Relic Entertainment has left Dawn of War 3 behind to focus on new projects.

    The RTS / MOBA hybrid launched in April 2017 and struggled to find an audience, with long-standing Dawn of War fans put off by the game's art style and MOBA elements. Conversely, the game's MOBA elements failed to attract fans of the genre.

    Dawn of War 3's loyal player base was deemed too small to justify further investment in the game, with Relic and Sega chiefs expressing doubt that updates could turn things around. The decision to leave Dawn of War 3 behind means no new races will be added to the game, nor any expansions released, which will come as a disappointment to fans. Dawn of War 3 launched with just three races (Space Marines, Orks and Eldar) and the expectation was more would be added post-launch.

    We first heard Relic had considered Dawn of War 3's future late in 2017, but today Relic, via publisher Sega, issued Eurogamer a statement addressing the issue. The statement, below, is ambiguous in that it suggests Relic is still working out Dawn of War's future, but we understand there are no plans for new content.

    • While Dawn of War 3 has a dedicated player base, it didn't hit the targets we were expecting at launch, and it hasn't performed the way we had hoped since. It's been tough for us as professionals who want to make great games for our players, and for us as people who care a lot about what we do.
    • When a game underperforms, plans need to change. With Dawn of War 3, we simply don't have the foundation we need to produce major content. We're working in close partnership with Sega and Games Workshop to determine the best course of action, while shifting focus to other projects within our portfolio.
    For Relic Entertainment, after a rocky 2017, 2018 looks brighter, with a couple of big projects on the go. The Vancouver-based studio is working on a brand new Age of Empires game for Microsoft, as well as another unannounced project.

    Meanwhile, with the disappointment of Dawn of War 3 still fresh in the memory, it's hard to see a new game in the much-loved series any time soon, which for this Warhammer 40,000 fan is sad indeed.

     
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    honestly whatever, means were getting company of heroes 3 boissss. i took a survey relic sent me a while back, asking what id like to see in the game. Possibilities include North Africa and the Mediterranean theaters.
     
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    I've actually never played DoW3 myself. I loved the first two but after hearing all the bad press and seeing underwhelming game play I just never bothered with it.
     
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    CoH3 would be pretty dope. I honestly did not beat CoH2 but the MP was fun.
     
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    i wanna go back now, game is stupid fun, good if you mod it up a bit.
     
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    I need to go ahead and actually play CoH2 I can see myself liking it but really just haven't given it the time it deserves.
     
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    They screwed up by making it an RTS / Moba Hybrid. Legit no one wanted that, they just wanted a more updated DoW 1 and 2 with new units and game types. Fuckers wanted it to be an Esport series idiots.
     
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    DOW games were so fun! As others have stated, based on the multitude of bad reviews for DOW3, I never played it. I was hoping for some real big graphic boost and revolution in gameplay, but instead it was just some minor boost to graphics and a tweak to the gameplay. Love me a good 40k game. The problem is there are a hundred different warhammer games and only a few good ones.

    The prospect of Company of Heroes 3 is exciting though. Hopefully it comes out in the fall?
     

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