Game over for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, while Relic Entertainment will focus on its upcoming projects, including Age of Empires IV.

When it was released last April, we were only moderately convinced by  Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III ( our test ). We were obviously not the only ones, because less than a year after its release Relic Entertainment officially decided to stop the fees. At Eurogamer , the studio has indeed announced that there will be more major update and that the priority was put on future projects.

A new inefficient formula for Dawn of War 3

The full statement is: ” If Dawn of War 3 has a dedicated player base, it has not achieved the targets we set at launch, and since then has not evolved in the way we hoped for. It has been hard for us as professionals who want to make great games for our players, and as people who care a lot about what we do.

When a game is underperforming, the plans must change. With Dawn of War 3 , we simply do not have the foundation necessary to produce major content. We work together with Sega and Games Workshop to determine the best course of action, while shifting our focus to other projects in our portfolio. 

 Priority to Age of Empires IV

Relic is talking here about its next two games, namely an unknown project and especially Age of Empires IV for Microsoft, unveiled at Gamescom 2017. For the record, Dawn of War 3 attempted a mix of genres between STR and MOBA, while not proposing only 3 playable races and a pretty big graphic change. If there should not be a new Dawn of War game for a while then, remember that several Warhammer 40,000 games have been announced lately, such as Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 and Space Hulk: Tactics.