A MMORPG set in Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe has been announced at E3 for PC, Xbox One and PS4 but, er, it’s probably not what you’re expecting. WH40K: Eternal Crusade will see the Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines, Orks and Eldar duking it out in a “persistent online war” to control a planet.
“Thousands” of players will duke it out over locations and resources in “truly massive conflicts”, Behaviour says, on foot and in vehicles like Rhino APCs, Predator tanks and Battlewagons. It’ll be a third-person, over-the shoulder affair and mention of “precision gunplay” (as well as melee with “excruciating finishers”) suggests combat may be based more on skill than stats.
Darksiders developer Vigil Games was once working on a more-conventional 40K MMORPG named Dark Millenium Online. This later became a single-player RPG as owner THQ struggled and then, well, THQ went down, taking Vigil and Dark Millenium with it.
So, a territory control eternal war sort of game sounds the perfect form for a 40K MMORPG, wouldn’t you agree?
“Eternal Crusade’s team are all MMO development veterans and with the support of Behaviour’s 20+ years of experience this is going to be the online Warhammer 40,000 universe game that fans have been dreaming of for years!” Behaviour’s Miguel Caron said in the announcement event of the game.
Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is slated to launch for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in “late 2015.” Due to the game so far away from the announcement, we don’t have any screenshots or any footage. Which is a bummer, all they gave us was the logo!
So, how awesome is this? A new Warhammer game for all of the loyal MMORPG fans who enjoy the popular gaming series. Everyone loves to play the series and I strongly believe that they could really be onto a winner with this awesome game! We now must all play the waiting game for more reveals, like gameplays and trailers! With these, we could get a pretty good guess on how awesome the game shall be!