The so-called "MOBAs" killed off the traditional base-building RTS, basically.icemann wrote: ↑Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:46 amC&C / Warcraft style RTS games. I love my RPGs and sandbox / open world games as much as the next person, but what the hell happened to RTS games. Used to be so many. Now we never get any. This needs to change.
C&C 3 was the last good one that I can think of. Red Alert 3 was meh and we do not speak of C&C 4. Outside of the big franchises we got "Grey Goo" which was excellent (and had Frank Klepacki on music) but that was the last new one that I've played.
Although not all is lost, there are still some smaller companies out there churning out some worthy modern representatives like the mentioned Grey Goo, but also things like Planetary Annihilation, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, and more.
EA making a good new C&C game is kinda a lost case in my view, they don't want to invest into the franchise, and the market's expectations are different now, so it's bound to be some "pay to win" mobile hero game or some such.