Quarto, I wasn't saying WC3 wasn't a success. I meant that WC hadn't been a popular large scale success since WC3 (which was a success) whereas wc4 whilst still a popular game, was not anywhere near as much of a financial success costing $11 million US to make. Sure EA sold a lot of boxed copies of WC4 but it didn't manage to achieve close to what WC3 did in terms of finance. What are the sales figures for Prophecy? They made the game with a much smaller budget compared to WC4 and as far as I know while successful it wasn't a blockbuster title by any means. That combined with the current apparent decline of the genre has probably made EA hesitant to release a new game. IMHO FMV is unlikely now unless EA decide to pick up the story from Prophecy, as indicated above the return of old actors is pretty unlikely so there's not much need to continue using FMV acting. The story can be transmitted ingame with animated characters rather than being shot on film. The big drawcard for Red Alert 3 using FMV was the reprisal of Kane's role by the original actor.