Nobody's killing the franchise. That would be impossible, to say the least! The status of one game was apparently reviewed by the company funding it as crappy and got put a stop to. That's a good thing. The other, we don't know about, but neither have we ever really had much in the way of details, either. The third, most recent of the titles, is the one with the most promise and unique potential. If we had been given something of real substance about the others, then maybe I'd feel depressed, but I never read anything which convinced me that they would be anything other than generic.