In another thread, someone made the excellent observation that there haven’t been any good spaceship games lately (that didn’t involve trading or arcade style gameplay), and that got me thinking: there’s got to be a few PC game genres that are really overdue for a resurgence.
My personal vote is for WWI Air Combat flight sims. Proper ones, accurately modelling physics, aerodynamics, damage, etc and so on. The last one I can think of was Red Baron II, which was released in 1997 and updated by fans in 2004.
There were quite a few WWI games in the early days of 3D PC gaming- Knights of The Sky and the Red Baron games were two of the better-known ones, and there was also a Wing Commander style one called Wings of Glory too, IIRC.
Anyway, it’s always struck me as a genre that’s crying out to be done properly with modern computing capabilities, but so far it hasn’t happened yet.
What other PC Gaming genres do you think are long overdue for a resurgence?