Expectations were high for Relic's latest iteration to the Dawn of War franchise. But due to a muted public reception and a stagnant player base, Relic has confirmed that their time with the Warhammer 40,000 RTS has all but come to a close.
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Relic's Dawn of War 3 may have had a rough start, but the developer is working hard to make the game all it can be. To this end, the next patch will pack two juicy inclusions: leaderboards and a significant balance update.
Gabriel Angelos might have no trouble surviving, but chances are you might struggle a bit more in the Dawn of War universe. So if you're new to the series, or your last taste of Dawn of War was back when the PS3 still ran Linux and the 360 looked like the Ring of Red Space Marines, here's some tips for playing Dawn of War 3.
Echoing Mark's thoughts, I've a good feeling that quite a few of the year's best titles will be the ones that we simply haven't heard of. Take the Nintendo Switch: nobody knows what's landing on that this year. And then every year has little indies that pop up out of nowhere, like Stardew Valley last year, or Her Story the year before that.
With that in mind, here's the games that we do know about - and the ones I'm most excited for.
Regular readers will know that I'm a bit of a fan of Relic's Dawn of War series. I only recently finished playthroughs of Dawn of War 2 and the first expansion, Chaos Rising, and if it wasn't for certain games I'd probably still be pushing forward with the originals. Which is all a very long way of saying that the Dawn of War series is fantastic, and there's a sequel coming out next year. Which is looking pretty good.
This year's PC Gaming Show was neatly wedged between the Ubisoft and Microsoft conferences. But its presence was overlooked by many outlets and questions still remained as to whether it could shrug off the awkwardness of its inaugural year.
Partly in response, the show's organisers responded with a brisk 100 minutes of trailers, interviews and gameplay footage.
When the THQ firesale kicked off in earnest, the biggest trade chip that switched hands was Relic Entertainment, makers of the Company of Heroes, Homeworld and Dawn of War series.
SEGA bought the studio for around US$30 million at the time, but we haven't seen a new Dawn of War game since. Until early this morning.