When THQ went under and sold off its studios and property, Relic Entertainment was picked up by SEGA. Relic made the popular Dawn of War and Company of Heroes RTS games, but it's unclear if the Warhammer 40k license was included in the deal. Games Workshop owns the WH40K IP (among many others) and has been licensing it out to various studios, like Relic. However, some good news from all of this is Relic's game director Quinn Duffy recently said there's a "strong possibility" of Dawn of War 3.
In a recent interview, Duffy had the following to say:
There were certain properties that were attached to the sale of Relic initially, which was Company of Heroes, but not all of Relic's initial IP was part of that initial sale package. Dawn of War, because it's a license and it's owned by Games Workshop, they have the opportunity to work that license with whoever they want. I would hope it would be us again. We had a great working relationship with Games Workshop. Sega is establishing one now with the fantasy license for Creative Assembly.
There's a strong possibility we'll all be working together again on Dawn of War.
There's a lot of hinting at the third Dawn of War game, which would be simply fantastic news. Dawn of War II was a dramatic shift from the first game, as it focused on a squad of Space Marines and played more like an action-RPG than an RTS. If there is a new game on the way, it'll be interesting to see what Relic has in store for us. Chances are it'll look phenomenal, if Company of Heroes 2 is anything to go by.
Duffy didn't outright confirm the game is in development, as he opted to instead smile and offer the following words when pressed: "I won't say..."