Dawn of War III a 'strong possibility' for Relic

"We had a great working relationship with Games Workshop," says Relic Entertainment game director.

A third Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War game from the now Sega-owned Relic Entertainment is a "strong possibility," according to game director Quinn Duffy.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Duffy confirmed that Warhammer owner Games Workshop would get to choose who worked on any sequel to the RTS franchise, but that there is a good chance it would be Relic Entertainment.

"Dawn of War, because it's a license and it's owned by Games Workshop, they have the opportunity to work that license with whoever they want," said Duffy.

"I would hope it would be us again. We had a great working relationship with Games Workshop. Sega is establishing one now with the fantasy license for Creative Assembly. There's a strong possibility we'll all be working together again on Dawn of War."

Relic Entertainment had previously worked on both Dawn of War games and associated expansions. A Dawn of War III was once in the works, but has been affected by THQ's bankruptcy. Relic Entertainment's next title, Company of Heroes 2, will be released for PC in June.

Sega announced in December 2012 it had acquired the Warhammer license for Total War developer Creative Assembly. The publisher also purchased Relic Entertainment earlier this year for $26.6 million.

Homeworld, which was also predominantly developed by Relic Entertainment, had its rights snapped up yesterday by Gearbox.

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vadagar1
vadagar1

base building  + DoW 2 squad styles and level ups and gear :P


HELL YAH BRING IT


also never ever ever make DoW 3 with out the imperial guard faction 


EVER

Etagloc
Etagloc

if you are gona make this.. then atleast bring back some  DOW 1 'ish game play... DOW 2 got boring sooooo... fast

PinchySkree
PinchySkree

Considering how much of a fail that corporate trash CoH 2 was I don't hold much hope for them to create anything worthwhile again.

GarGx1
GarGx1

I thought this was going to new information but the article is over a year old :(

Realmjumper
Realmjumper

Imagine a Dawn of War game, with Relic and Cliffy B, and the gears of war engine on PS 4 and Xbox One. O.O

the_hunger
the_hunger

The first Dawn of War is one of my two favorite video games of all time. I still play it.  I hope there is a DoW3. My preference would be a mix of the larger armies and (limited) base building of DoW1 with the emphasis on hero development of DoW2. I like the strategic, system-wide campaign maps of the DoW1 & DoW2 campaigns, but would like to see this better developed for the sake of replayability.


And please, Relic, spend more time on the skirmish AI. There is no reason why a company that specializes in RTS games can't make a decent skirmish AI at this point.


Other items:

-Should have six races right out of the box

-Needs more than just another Space Marines campaign (let the Blood Ravens finally take a seat)

-Keep the map editor and provide dedicated modding tools and support

-A non-DRM version would be lovely (perhaps a release on Gog.com)

doraemon1987
doraemon1987

Please go back to how DOW 1 was, BASE BUILDING, bigger armies etc.


DOW 2 was OK but just a copy of COH but crappier

Fernin-Ker
Fernin-Ker

@doraemon1987


I wouldn't mind an even split between the base building in DoWI and the fireteam focused tactics of DoWII.

vadagar1
vadagar1

im not sure what to think 


I loved base biulding but DoW 2 was pretty damn neat too 


IM CONFUSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

illage2
illage2

Let us play as the Tau in the campaign in the next entry, and as strange as this sounds keep the focus off base building because I actually enjoyed the way Retribution did it.

jemoedr
jemoedr

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW YESSSSSS!


But PLEASE, bring basebuilding back :P

bizzletron
bizzletron

DOW 2 is amazing!! It felt like an intense game and I had never played a game like it. You get a greater connection with the squads in DOW 2 and its way more fun smashing troops with jet pack squads, or annihilating an entire field with dreadnaught and the levels are quite challenging to navigate through and require some decent tactics. All while collecting loot, and using awesome moves that are unique to each squad....I say keep it like DOW 2 but with more moves, more weapons, and more races in the expansion...and there has to be Terminator armour!

jemoedr
jemoedr

@bizzletron I say they should bring the basebuilding back. I loved conquering the planets in Soulstorm.


DoW2 was good, but i prefered DoW1 with it's expensions.



AND I WANT TO BE ABLE TO PLAY AS TYRANIDS :P

BlackPhoenixBG
BlackPhoenixBG

I love DOW but if it turns out a crap like company of heroes 2.. i rather they dont make it at all

ShadowRaptor89
ShadowRaptor89

Should i get dawn of war 2 or 3? when i look at gameplay it looks different from the first installments (which i enjoyed) has it changed or is the gameplay the same?

D3V4ST3T0R
D3V4ST3T0R

I'm very glad to see them trying to bring DoW III back, I really miss the story of the Blood Ravens. Sure I still play both DoW: Soulstorm and DoWII: Chaos Rising with mods (hopefully they will allow mods with DoW III aswell), but still doesn't bring the full hype knowing that I know the story already. Keep up the work Sega, and don't disappoint us!

P.S. For those complaining that their chapter isn't in these games; for one you have enough history. Two you can't expect it to be fair for them to base a game on multiple chapters, it takes a long time to make a game and basing it around the same chapter makes for a very good experience and story with them. And because it is a Relic made chapter, there's no harm done to ruining the reputation of other chapters. I for one, along with many others, am thrilled to see the Blood Ravens once again return.

fraiprou
fraiprou

Doesn't anyone realise where Dawn of War got its name from? Stop asking for massive battles, it is not what this series is about.

I loved the original game and its expansions (I still play Soulstorm all the time) but I really disliked the changes Dawn of War II made to the gameplay.

In a perfect world, DoW III would be a remake of Soulstorm except for the obvious inclusion of updated graphics, improved balance and bug fixes.

Nova_Prime_85
Nova_Prime_85

Add the other freaking Space Marine Chapters for crying outloud

Im getting bored with Blood Ravens & Ultramarines, you got plenty of other chapters aswell for Chaos

Baldjorick395
Baldjorick395

Please make the Spaces Wolves playable :( I play SW in the table top game and when it comes to Warhammer based games its always gotta be the Vanilla Ultramarines.  If it were a perfect world I would say they should put every faction from the table top but I'm not so sure they would do that. Also please introduce a better army painter where we could color each unit for that army with the depth that Space Marine had, the current version is lacking

elancion
elancion

actually dawn of war 2 plays like a real time version of the tabletop game, its not focused on massive armies. But if you ever played the multiplayer you would know that each army has a decent amount of numbers on the screen. the game is more centered around how you utilize the strengths of your various squads in association with the commander for that army. not about just spamming units to overrun your opponents (like star craft).much more strategic and realistic in a sense. your soldiers or squads are your most important resource in the game (not crystals).

stev69
stev69

For me DOW is fine as it is, DOW 2 has far more depth than the original, don't get me wrong DOW was good but ultimately a bit shallow, if i wanted to build bases and mass produce the same zerg winning unit all day id go play starcraft. 

I would like to see Relic take on epic scale WH40k though, anyone remember final liberation? What a game that was.

thien541991
thien541991

Bring back the massive scale battle !!!!!
I love the first DoW 40k but just hate the second one. Controling 5 groups of 4 men teams is no where near as epic as a massive army.

CombatIT
CombatIT

I enjoyed the Dawn of War games but they lack depth. Considering the massive amount of content they have to pull from, I hope they rectify this. 

liketires
liketires

Two things if they do this. Please include all the races eventually (I really really miss my Tau!) 


And also bring back base building, I don't like the way DoW2 is.

mpeg3s
mpeg3s

Don't dev dump it like EA did with Command and Conquer.

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

How about making a DoW game with the scale of Supreme Commander?

Now that would be awesome!

Walk softly and carry a big gun! :-)

happynoodleboy7
happynoodleboy7

A very nice coincidence that I find out about this while taking a brief break from replaying DoW2.

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

Dooo eeet! But really, can we get the other races please? I'd LOVE to see Necrons and Tau!

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

While I enjoyed DoW2 I hope it goes back to the play style of the first game.

BlackWolf01
BlackWolf01

dow3 is the only thing the God Emperor and the Dark Gods are willing to join force so it could happend :P

WickedOne87
WickedOne87

Awesome, but PLEASE DON'T follow Dawn of War II's design choices . The first game was so much better.

Seth_Defiler
Seth_Defiler

@WickedOne87 Silence Heretic! You shall not blaspheme against the name of God Emperor and his words! 

DJ8WORK
DJ8WORK

Sod DOW3, I want SpaceHulk 2

OneMoreJedi
OneMoreJedi

Yes... YES... YES!!! NEW DAWN OF WAR 3 NEWS~!!!! (reads article) Well, still new news is better than no news... even if the news is relative to being nothing at all >.> I hope Relic keeps the 40k license... and brings back base building...

bugged
bugged

Would love to see a turn based play be email (or realtime) option that lets you play it like real 40k.

Soniczero1993
Soniczero1993

I actually liked DoW just a bit more than DoW 2. I didn't like how pathetic my team was in army size, when you could have massive bulks of units in the first game's campaign.

DemonChorro
DemonChorro

The removal of base building was the best part of DOW2. It was awesome, it was new, and it was different. It was much more satisfying to control a constant fight than have to worry about building stupid things to get something you need. I would like to see DOW3 have the gameplay of DOW2 with a massive increase in the scale.

D3V4ST3T0R
D3V4ST3T0R

@DemonChorro I agree. Although I do like base building, having that feel of really feeling like a Space Marine captain was awesome. I tend to move more towards realistic games. I think they should allow multiple gameplay styles (for skirmish and stuff), being able to control realistic, or more like DoW, or massive scale battles. Customization is important in this age of games.

jemoedr
jemoedr

@DemonChorro I think it was the worst part. I loved building massive bases.


Maybe they should bring them out in 2 different franchises. So they can focus on both strong points.

DoW is more C&C/Warcraft like, while DoW2 is more commando's like. Both can be fun, but are completely different games.

firedrakes
firedrakes

let us customize are units and commander like last 2 games but bring back the rts format form first few games.

yeah_28
yeah_28

But make it an old school base building RTS like DOW1 okay?

I really hated to see what i thought was going to be a terrific new RTS franchise end so quickly by being radically changed at its core gameplay concept.