Relic Entertainment launched Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 back in April 2017 for PC, however, it hasn’t been a year since the game’s launch and Relic Entertainment has announced that it is abandoning Dawn of War 3 in favor of new projects, citing poor sales as the cause of the decision.
Relic Entertainment told in a statement to Eurogamer that the studio is ceasing all ongoing development on Dawn of War 3. According to the studio, the player-base is just too small for the studio to consider any further investment in the game.
Furthermore, the studio has expressed doubt if further updates could result in things getting better. What this means is that Relic Entertainment will not be adding any new races neither will be releasing a new expansion for the game.
This will come as a disappointment to the game’s hardcore and loyal player base. The game launched with just three races and fans were expecting more would be added down the line.
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.
One of the reasons for the game’s failure to attract a wide audience could be due to its RTS/MOBA hybrid nature which turned down many core fans of either genre.
It is unclear what Relic’ next project will be and this game will definitely prove as an experience for the studio.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 is a real-time strategy game developed by Relic Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and MAC OS.