video games are dead
The majority of people like what's familiar to them and don't even bother to try anything new, hence why series like CoD and FIFA can get away with releasing the same fucking game every year. Unless they genuinely care about the industry there isn't much point in taking the risk on a new IP from a business point of view.
some bullshit Renegade multiplayer was really fun
the meta really evolved over the years
i remember servers would add little features and people would come up with grand strategies around them
'tank massing' and stuff to get around build limits on vehicles and utilize tank wreckage feature
then enemy team would try and save any enemy wreckage and repair/horde them to knock the enemies limit down
a lot of stuff that required in depth teamwork and communication, made possible by the teamchat feature in game and 64 person servers