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Is the RTS genre dying?

#1DerPancakePosted 11/15/2013 8:22:04 PM(edited)
Starcraft community is slowly declining, Command and Conquer is getting EAed, Age of Empires got killed by Microsoft, Company of Heroes is too much based on luck and many times your units do what they please, Total War isn't that popular.

I guess unless a dev comes out with another good RTS, then this genre will probably die.
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#2CoolFangsPosted 11/15/2013 8:23:21 PM
Since when is Starcraft declining?
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#3DerPancake(Topic Creator)Posted 11/15/2013 8:23:56 PM
CoolFangs posted...
Since when is Starcraft declining?


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#4KamenRiderBladePosted 11/15/2013 8:23:59 PM
Everybody is trying to cash in on LoL's success in the MOBA field.

So everybody try's to make a clone.

When the next company that makes a successful RTS, there will be a bunch of clones.

I gurantee it.
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#5_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 11/15/2013 8:27:02 PM(edited)
I do think it is dying. One of the major reasons is that publishers who invest in AAA titles want to see them go multiplatform, since that is where the money is. The genres that have a control scheme that does not translate well to consoles get the short end of the stick.

Currently, there are only a handful of developers that can still make a PC platform specific AAA title like Starcraft II.

But that is not the only reason though. MOBAs have the same problem but they are tremendously popular.
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#6NotQuiteAFreakPosted 11/15/2013 8:26:45 PM(edited)
Total War's the most popular it's ever been right now... :/
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#7thatfool12GsPosted 11/15/2013 8:41:51 PM
I already told your ass to download Wargame Airland Battle, you don't listen.
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#8Knighted DragonPosted 11/15/2013 9:02:08 PM
Sadly they have been declining for years and years. I love RTS so this saddens me, the last RTS I really loved was Dawn of War Dark Crusade
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#9AltmadragonPosted 11/15/2013 9:23:40 PM
Oh total war isn't popular anymore?
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#10BogePosted 11/15/2013 9:24:23 PM
"Is the RTS genre dying?"

It kind of seems that way, huh? I think Starcraft really is the only big RTS to have come out in recent years. Company of Heroes 2 is kind of a let down. What else has there been?

It's probably time for a revamp in the genre, something to push the bar to another level in gameplay. I guess maybe that's where the MOBA genre has come from though, huh?
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