Consoles also are where the turn based RTS market is these days.
All this for the need for voice acting, and what I hope will be made up for in the form of a much more personal story to the main character.
I don't really understand that sentiment. To me, a personal story is one that I've created myself through my own choices. A predefined character with a predefined backstory isn't personal at all. If I'm the protagonist, I should already know my own backstory right off the bat (unless I have amnesia ala PST).