Keeper of the Watch
Of course. Why do you think they basically disbanded the studio? Because sales were good? It doesnt make sense. Clearly they have plans to use studio for bigger cash cow.But wasn't it enough for them? I don't know that, I haven't seen any sales figure, nor any statement. They've been awfully quiet so far.
Unfortunately for Logic Artists and us - there were strong group of devs that liked the idea to make this MP whatever title.
You need to do a good deal of research to get it right and find an interesting story to tell. It also limits the variety of enemies, the number of classes, the weapons. And at the end of the day, I'm not sure it captivates a large audience in comparison to fantasy, horror or sci-fi.
Yeah, its harded to do and harder, but there is one strong counter-argument: Kingdom Come. Clearly there is a lot of ppl who are interested in historical games. I think it was mentioned also in one of my interviews here that there is small "renaissance" of historical games.
Anyway the point is that Expeditions already had some fanbase. So usually you wont throw such IP out of the window - unless you are not happy with sales or you just have bigger cash cow in mind.