it's not just AAA games it's AAA games in the RTS sector and the RTS sector in particular. That being said and with all the context that goes with me (me supporting/liking PA and UBER) it's a realist assessment that UBER had burnt all their wildcards and were left with very poor popular standing and that hoping that this pitch wouldn't come off as a backstab with such a climate was just plain foolhardy. maybe it was then or never. maybe they were backed into a corner but there's no real way this could have gotten good public reception then and there. things would have had to have gone more satisfactorily with PA. and that's the situation. The slither of hope lies in another studio having enough interest in HR to purchase it and produce-release it. It's a long shot though.