I agree with Mauricius. Crate’s been working on Grim Dawn since the kickstarter for it in 2012.
Let them work on something fresh and different for awhile and come back to something related to Grim Dawn’s universe/style of game when they have a bunch of new ideas/ways to approach it and of course - funds from other projects in the meantime.
I can tell you exactly what Crate has to do right now!
I really don´t care which game for PC/console they make next. First thing they have to do right now is call Robert J. Schwalb. They have to tell him, that he should immediately start developing a PnP-RPG about Grim Dawn/Cairn based on the engine of “Shadows of the Demon Lord”.
I expect the Kickstarter to start no later than April 2020.
I can’t even begin to address the hubris behind statements like this. I work in the entertainment industry and i see this attitude time after time after time. It’s exactly why so much out today is mediocre lukewarm run off the mill Crap. Focus groups and test audiences and baloney. Give me something a company makes that they are truly passionate about, truly love, and truly theirs. I hope Crate continues to do what they do HOW they do it. I may not always agree with it, I may not always like it, but it will damn sure be more interesting and engaging when it does then the dumbed down made by committee cotton candy crap.
In one old post Medierra stated that’s good for the company to make different game, cause working constantly on same game/genre can be tedious and also it’s not viable strategy to have only one game.
Since Crate is small team, I can’t think of they can change quickly their priorities and work on many games at the same time. So if they are passionate about city builder, than the game will turn to be good.
We from GD community of course will eagerly await for any news regarding Grim Dawn and hopefully will see GD 2 or another expansion in the future!