Sometimes, even completely new franchises from small developers become much more popular than even very recent iterations of well established franchises. Cities: Skylines killed SimCity. Planet Coaster killed RollerCoaster Tycoon. Firaxis and Amplitude take cues from each other. The Cultist faction in Endless Legend is obviously inspired by the Venice civ in BNW. Likewise, governors in R&F are inspired by heroes (in their governor capacity) in Endless Legend.