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Relic have abandoned Dawn of War 3 due to poor sales figures

Dawn of War III

Relic Entertainment have ceased ongoing development on Dawn of War III. In a statement given to Eurogamer, Relic say that the game’s player-base is too small to justify further investment.

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The statement says that “while Dawn of War III has a dedicated player base, it didn’t hit the targets we were expecting at launch, and it hasn’t performed the way we hoped since.” The studio go on to say that “when a game underperforms, plans need to change,” and that they “simply don’t have the foundation we need to produce major content,” meaning there will be no DLC issued for the game.

Exactly what this means for the longer-term future of the game isn’t clear, but Relic say that they’re “working closely with Sega and Games Workshop to determine the best course of action, while shifting focus to other projects within our portfolio.” Relic are confirmed to be currently working on two projects; one of those is a fourth major Age of Empires release, while another is as yet unannounced.

Visually extremely impressive, Dawn of War 3 fell down due to its inability to attract fans of either of its key genres – the RTS/MOBA hybrid alienated core fans with its new elements, while failing to appeal to fans of games like League of Legends, Dota 2, and Heroes of the Storm.