My friends. As a lover of the genre for many years. Rainbow 6 was the the first title that made may go "oh, this is quite complex and intellectual for my child mind".
Then, soon after a great onslaught of classics like Rogue Spear and Swat 4. Then, with Ubisofts grubby hands and console popularity, the dark days came.
Through it all, all these years, the backbone keeping the genre alive beyond multiplayer seems to solely rest in Arma's hands.
With recent talks of Arma 4 possibly being co-developed with console mind it seems looking to me, this could be the end. An actual genre, dead. Dead and dead. Fully dead.
Cynical thinking you may ask, it could work. But then I played Operation Flashpoint 2 making me think, it could be the digital equivalent of aids.
Once again my chumdumps, you're highly sought after opinion is required. If (theoretically) Arma 4 become multiplayer (unlikely) would this essentially be the first time we have wholly, outright had the death of a gaming genre?