Face Off: Is the RTS genre dying?
Here’s what folks on Twitter wrote back when we asked the following:
@pcgamer no way its dead. It's the best genre by far and the crowning area of pc dominance.
— Hilander (@Canisrah) February 4, 2013
@pcgamer We may never see another Age of Empires, but we have Planetary Annihilation, CoH, DoW, SC, and MOBAs. Gimme Homeworld 3!
— Josh B (@Branstetter87) February 4, 2013
@pcgamer not dead, but shrinking. By listening too intently to the hardcore crowd, fun simplicity has become overwhelming complexity.
— Ryan Aleson (@TacticalGenius) February 5, 2013
@pcgamer RTS genre is alive more than in past, just look at Planetary Annihilation – one of the most funded games on Kickstarter!
— Adam Wayland (@AdamWayland86) February 6, 2013
@pcgamer It is a genre in decline in terms of IPs and also game scale. Dying not necessarily but more like small and established.
— Alexander Lai(@Lex_Lai) February 4, 2013
@pcgamer It's dying because of the repetitive formulas that every new game has. It's like the state of MMOs, no MMORPG can compete with WoW.
— Jesús Jiménez-Lara (@MrVariaZ) February 4, 2013
@pcgamer RTS is not a dying market. It is, was and always will be a niche market. Some people them but most people hate them
— Chris Thieblot (@christhieblot) February 5, 2013
@pcgamer Single player games are dying, RTSes are dying, adventure games are dying... nobody tell Valve, Uber, or Telltale!
— Jacob Dieffenbach (@dieffenbachj) February 4, 2013
@pcgamer Traditional RTS games translate poorly to consoles, and few devs making PC exclusives outside major franchises.
— Eric Watson (@RogueWatson) February 5, 2013
@pcgamer I love my rts games. There the first games I ever played and I don't plan on stopping any time soon.
— Scott Ratter (@napatakking) February 5, 2013
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