i am a bit confused over the fact that at the end of dark crusade you see a movie with showing 2 planets being destroyed then 2007, but my question really is are they going to make a new expansion or a whole new game?
Most likely DoW 2, another expansion pack won't really make that much sense and will turn me away from the game because i'm tired of them. Plus the first DoW came out almost three years ago now its kinda time for a new game. Another reason why they are likely making a DoW 2 is because of the Tyranids, to my knowledge they are the last major race in W40k and with the current engine they said it wouldn't give them any justice. Which leads me to the engine they used with company of heroes which is a new engine, and shouldn't be used in just an expansion for dow if they are making one. So yeah DoW 2.
DoW 2 would be the most logical choice. This engine is showing its age, and I think possibly making a DoW II using the Essence Engine would be very nice. That way, with the doctrines and such, we can finally have a Chaos side with the choice of 4 different gods, or the Imperial Guard with the different regiments, and so forth. The graphics will present epic battles, and the way cover works and how tanks have different defense ratings depending on where you hit it will also present some tactical opportunities for flanking and infantry hit-and-run tactics.
after WA everyone said that there would be DOW2 instead of an expansion, but rgen DC was announced, i think they will add every race before making a DOW2.
definatley DOW2... i cant wait, relic said they werent going to make nids because the engine could not do them justice.... but guess what- new engine=nids!! im so fuckin happy! if they make nids retatedly over-powerful as they are in TT than i am going to go and find the manager of relic and kick him in the balls., and tell him to stop making games where the newere race is always the best. and than i will run beofre i get seen by the cops.
DOW 2, doubt there will be an expansion and i agree with [Specter]. Dow graphics are already outdated when DC came out. Another Expansion wouldn't make sense. The Tyriands theory is a good one, but as a TT fan i would like to see the ultramarine chapter fighting rather then the Blood Ravens. But since the BR are a chapter relic created, it is doubtful they will abondon them.
Before we get all excited about a sequel, i think it's worth considering that it's neither an expasion nor DOW2. I mean the trailer doesn't really say much, it could på an rpg or something else. I clicked "i really don't know", cause i'm keeping an open mind... but whatever the next game will be, sequel, expansion or otherwise i'm looking forward to it!
there are rumours of a dow 2 but not actualt fact. personally i think dow2 would be better as we would get another engine for more units to be included
just to shed some light on the nid problem, it is a SWARM engine that is required, starship troopers game has one, the latest one check it out, you face like 300 enemies at once, that what the problem is. and also, tyranids are definitely in the next game, i'm sure of it, because... i believe the map is fiery canyon or something but it is a mining facility an din the description it says something along the lines of: "A great mining facility, vital to ,many, everyone known race has tried to take it but the tyranid BUT TIME WILL SOON REMEDY THIS" OMG NIDS W00T TEY R DA L33T
but now im wating for a anouncement say there will or will not be a dow2 (title change) but i don't want to be buying the whole serious again just in dow2 forum