I've noticed lately, as I'm sure we all have, an influx in FPS games, particularly those set in WW2. I can't help but feel that this is a detriment to the gaming community as a whole. It occurs to me, that the rate of increase in the games critically outpaces the rate of increase in gamers to populate these games, therefore reducing the number of players and reducing the lifespan of the games.
I have compiled a list of games set during the second world war, both released and in development, and while it may be incomplete, it certainly shows a heavy market saturation.
Hell Let Loose
Days of War
Red Orchestra 2
Call of Duty: WW2
Day of Infamy
Heroes and Generals
Combined with games from other genres and other eras (Insurgency, Squad, etc.) I worry that truly great games may fall down by the wayside due to more affordable, less immersive alternatives. Does anyone agree or am I off my nut?