Less than a year since the games initial release, Relic have announced they are cancelling support for Dawn Of War 3
Released in April 2017, Dawn Of War 3 was meant to be the beginning of a whole new direction for the franchise with overhauled gameplay and stunning visuals but it appears to not have been overly popular amongst fans. This is reflected in the game’s sales which have ultimately led to Relic announcing they are no longer supporting the game.
What does this mean? It means any planned expansions or updates have been cancelled with the state of the game as it is now being its final version forever.
The news came via a statement from Relic and publisher Sega to Eurogamer. They go on to say that the game did not live up to the targets they had set but also its fanbases expectations.
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.
Dawn Of War 3 was meant to bring elements of RTS and MOBA games into one package but this didn’t sit very well with fans who had come to love the previous instalments in the franchise. Steam sales of the game sit at a measly 575,000 copies which is small fry in modern gaming terms.
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
With Relic also now hard at work on Age Of Empires 4, no doubt that also had something to do with the studio’s decision. It does leave a big question mark hanging over the future of the series now with it being harder to justify a sequel in the future.
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