Relic is best known as the developer behind excellent strategy titles like Company of Heroes and the Warhammer 40,000-branded Dawn of War series, but they also took the latter license to the shooter genre with Space Marine. It was a surprisingly solid action game from the tactically-minded developer, and it sounds like the team would love to revisit it.
Unfortunately, the title failed to meet sales expectations, and following the 2012 bankruptcy of publisher THQ plans for multiple sequels were scrapped. Relic was acquired by Sega, which has slowly become a PC strategy powerhouse, and has been working on Dawn of War III, which is due to release next year.
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With regards to a Space Marine sequel, Dawn of War III lead Brent Disbrow said "there's definitely a hunger for it" in an interview with Destructoid. Relic is ”doubling down on our strength as a studio, which is in the PC strategy market. That's what we are shaped around and focused on.”
“Does that mean we wouldn't circle around and do a Space Marine sequel or something like that in the future? Absolutely not. But right now we're focusing on strategy games." A good thing, too, with Dawn of War III now needing to do even more to differentiate itself from other Warhammer titles.