Robot: RTS can "still be a big genre," PC retail market not there for it any more

Robot Entertainment is made up of former Ensemble veterans with Age of Empires to their name. Patrick Hudson of the studio still believes real-time strategy can be big business.

He admits though it's "changing a lot," and he's not sure where "it's going to go." The days of selling millions of copies at "50 or 60 bucks as a PC game" are gone; PC retail not there.

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decrypt2405d ago

Dota 2 will be an RTS / ARPG it will sell a ton on the PC.

enfestid2405d ago

Dota 2 will be FTP, and it's a MOBA RTS game. Not exactly the same.

JsonHenry2405d ago

DotA 2, CnC Generals 2, and StarCraft 2 (plus expansions) all say hello.

Don't make shit games (like CnC:4) and expect it to sell. The market is there. The games however are lacking. Bad games=Poor sales.

Somebody2405d ago

Let's not forget the Total War series and the recent Wargame European Escalation.

JsonHenry2405d ago

I have no idea how I missed those. I have not played Wargame though, is it any good? I've noticed it being for sale on STEAM but I have not picked it up yet.

DotA 2 beta and Legend of Grimrock are all I have been playing lately.

Somebody2404d ago

Its pretty good and quite overwhelming since its rely heavily on terrain and scout vehicles. You never know what enemy vehicle will turn up from behind that patch of trees or innocent looking hill. Rushing a squad heavy tanks is a risky move since hidden RPG unit will chew them up (which bring back nightmares of driving a tank in BF3). Actually, anti-tank missile equipped BMP is the real terror here since they can attack farther than the standard tank guns. Seeing their missiles streak across the battlefield while desperately ordering your tank to reverse is nerve wrecking.

Letros2405d ago

SC2 has sold over 6 million, good games sell, bad games don't.

Saryk2405d ago

Exactly what I was going to say. If you make a POS the word gets around fast!

NYC_Gamer2405d ago

Release quality and not half ass products