There's A New Warhammer 40K MMO In The Works

No, it's not Vigil's Dark Millenium, sorry. From Quebec-based developer Behaviour Interactive comes Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade, a "wholly new MMORPG persistent war experience" set in Games Workshop's Warhammer 40K universe, arriving in 2015.

In Eternal Crusade, you'll get to fight in huge battles for control over the planet the game takes place on. Each player, of course, gets to choose a faction, of which there will be four initially, to fight for. According to Games Workshop Head of Licensing Jon Gillard, players will experience "the thrill of first hand combat in this world of eternal conflict, with thousands of other players beside you."

Miguel Caron, Head of Behaviour Interactive's Online Studio, also added that "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!"

So much hype! Let's take a look at the promised features:

  • Experience the gameworld with 3rd-person, behind the shoulder action featuring precision gunplay and brutal melee combat with excruciating finishers;
  • Participate in a persistent online war to conquer the planet, its fate completely in the hands of the players;
  • Become a warrior from one of four initial factions, each unique and opposed to one another: Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines, Orks and Eldar.
  • Participate in truly massive conflicts that simultaneously bring thousands of players to bear over territories and other strategic resources.
  • Get behind the controls of Space Marine Rhinos, Predators, Ork Battlewagons and other iconic vehicles of the 41st millennium;
  • Hack through genuinely challenging procedural content alongside your battle-brothers and never have the same experience twice;
  • Earn the right to customise your builds in a deep progression system drawing on the rich Warhammer 40,000 universe.
  • Found a Battle Squad with friends and prepare for conflict from your customised shared space in orbit — then drop down to the planet together and seek out glory!

Whoah. That's quite the list -- we'll see if Behaviour can deliver in late 2015, when Eternal Crusade is set to land on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Join the Eternal Crusade™ starting in 2015 [Behaviour Interactive] Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade [Official Website]


Comments

    Fingers crossed it makes it to release.

    Sounds interesting, a bit dissapointed about the factions but it does say 'initial factions' so I can't really complain there. I really loved Space Marine and was looking forward to the sequel and Dark Millenium Online so hopefully this will make up for all of that stuff quietly dying with THQ.

    I'm sorry, Warhammer MMO's, it's just too much heartbreak to get my hopes up once more..

    BUT ad to my excitement really the same core races again they always have the same 4 races for every game how bout Tau or Tyranid or Necron come on

      This is welcoming news my brothers!
      I have also a longing to see some Tyranids for a change!
      (Which was my original board army back in the day)
      And missions involving Space Hulks riddled with chaos please!

      @WinterSoldier You're wrong They don't have the 4 same races every games. Dawn of war 2 had 4 Races and Chaos were not even a part of the initial release. (They had an expansion called Chaos Rising) The tyranids were part of the FANTASTIC/initial four.

        @ W40kFanBoy Yeah buts its always the same races chaos are in all of them, expansions get the rest even then still missing a bunch dawn of war 2 only got tau as dlc for horde mode and Tyranids didnt show until towards the end

    I want to be excited, but it's by a company who does mostly movie and licensed games :(

    If you want to stay hype, don't look at the dev's recent work...

    I love vapourware. Sadly, this will be on that pile soon enough.

    anyone else getting fed up with people jumping on the MMO bandwagon? Before you know it, this'll be FTP with microtransactions everywhere. It might be great, but every other week now there's a new MMO announced delivering exactly the same experience in different colours.

    I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out, but I was really hoping their next attempt at a Warhammer MMO would be a MMORTS. Warhammer and 40k are massive so it never quite meshes with me when they give you a single Space Marine to control.

    I'd love to see players get a Dawn of War II unit instead of a character. When they create a Squad they choose a race, which means I can hot swap between all the different unit types for that race. They customise/unlock some things Squad wide and there are stats/level for the Squad as a whole, but things like leveling and gearing each unit type works independently. Instead of controlling a single Dire Avenger shooting up the place with 1-6 abilities, you now control a half dozen of them by issuing orders to take cover, attack, move, etc. Less focus on rotation and more focus on strategy.
    Then when it comes time to raid or PvP I select which unit I want to use and join a much larger force. What would be 20v20 is now a battle worthy of Warhammer 40,000. It also means when you go out into the world you can go onto actual battlefields full of NPCs rather than the typical MMO 'forest with evenly spaced bears'. Working with NPCs and other players to capture objectives rather than just fetch quests.

      awwww man, now I would really love to see shattered galaxy style game based on the warhammer universe

        I never played Shattered Galaxies but looking at it on YouTube I wish I had. Looks like it'd be perfect for a tablet revival.

    From the team that brought you naughty bear...

    As a long, long time 40k fan I'm not expecting anything good here.

    please dont be like firewarrior, instead be more like Space Marine and Dawn of War. And please let me Play as a member of the Blood Ravens eeing as i wont bea belt play as the imperial guard or tau

    2 year development cycle for an MMO doesn't sound promising. Having a look at their previous games doesn't instill much excitement either.

    And as always - cross platform MMOs suck hard.
    Over-simplified and generally cr*p.
    Hope they prove me wrong as I'm a WH40k fan...

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