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THQ working on Warhammer 40K MMO

THQ working on Warhammer 40K MMO

THQ has announced that it is hard at work on an MMO set in the Warhammer 40K universe.

THQ has announced today that it is hard at work on a new MMO set in the Warhammer 40K universe and which it is set to unveil for the for the first time at E3.

According to THQ boss Brian Farrell, the Warhammer 40K MMO is one that the company hopes will run for many years and which represents the "highest ranking revenue opportunity" that THQ has.

The comments came in an an investor call (via Eurogamer), where Farrell described the project as "a very competitive MMO" and said that it would be unveiled to gamers for the first time at E3.

Beyond that very little is known about the game other than the fact that it will be developed by Vigil Games and that the combat will work on a much larger scale than in other Warhammer MMO, Mythic's Warhammer Online.

The speculation in the office at the moment is that that will mean squad-based combat, with players controlling multiple character to help portray the true scope of the 40K universe.

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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D-Cyph3r 5th February 2010, 13:35 Quote
Hmmm.




*waits to see how this pans out*
rickysio 5th February 2010, 13:38 Quote
What?

No!
Rkiver 5th February 2010, 13:42 Quote
Well at least it's not Mythic who utterly failed for Warhammer Fantasy MMO.
sotu1 5th February 2010, 13:42 Quote
This must have been in works for ages and I really REALLY hope it turns out good. The concept of controlling multiple people in tight squads does sound awesome
Jack_Pepsi 5th February 2010, 14:01 Quote
Hope they don't charge a monthly fee.

:(
Skill3d 5th February 2010, 14:02 Quote
YES! Let's see how it turns out. I hope they make some proper factions etc.
DriftCarl 5th February 2010, 14:15 Quote
wonder if they mean squad based like in star trek online. I found that a bit odd in the short time I played it. I guess it might be like pets in WoW only on a larger scale.

It does sound interesting, WAR was bitterly dissapointing and STO seemed pretty poor too, the other MMO's I was looking at were stargate online(now been canned) and star wars the old repblic, which still seems to be the best placed MMO to challenge WoWs dominance of the MMO scene.

I will follow the 40kMMO while it is in development, but I still believe that the star wars one will have the biggest impact, as starwars seems more "cooler" to play than warhammer.
Scootiep 5th February 2010, 15:05 Quote
The fact that THQ is saying that this game is the "highest ranking revenue opportunity" that they have and not saying something like "Most amazing MMO of all time" or "A brilliantly innovative MMO revamp" should tell you something. They failed with the first WH miserably. If by the grace of God it turns out to be a worthwhile game then hey, I'm all for it, but I'm not going to hold my breath for this one.
Apocalypso 5th February 2010, 15:34 Quote
Hang on a moment though, haven't we known about this for about 6 months now?
Digi 5th February 2010, 15:35 Quote
WAR wasn't that bad guys. The pvp was a lot of fun and the only problem questing was the ''getting stuck on a leaf'' bug.

40K MMO is something I have been looking forward to for a long time. I hope they do it justice.
Nikumba 5th February 2010, 16:33 Quote
I have been waiting for this, I have been waiting for a decent future gun etc based MMO FPS

Kimbie
Anfield 5th February 2010, 17:03 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack_Pepsi
Hope they don't charge a monthly fee.

:(

Of course they will charge a monthly fee + regular expansion you will be forced to buy, why else do you think they would call it the biggest revenue opportunity if they would not plan to follow the classic money making strategy of most mmos.
leveller 5th February 2010, 17:06 Quote
I was born to be a Space Marine.
kingred 5th February 2010, 17:07 Quote
This will be some mental ****.

i cant wait for black crusades, crusades and etc.. to be launched. I hope it is as large a universe as eve is right now, and that they get ccp in to help with fleet stuff.
Skiddywinks 5th February 2010, 17:10 Quote
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An MMO based on DoW2 kind of gameplay etc would be ****ing excellent. I might even have to break my rule and get it (an MMO) if it turns out good.
Redbeaver 5th February 2010, 17:27 Quote
at least not the same people who did WAR, indeed...

ill look forward to it.

tho most interesting one ive seen so far is http://www.apb.com/
liratheal 5th February 2010, 17:36 Quote
If it doesn't look like it's going to suck too hard, I will at least try it before dismissing it as a dirty MMO.
Farfalho 5th February 2010, 17:51 Quote
Personally, I like the image better XD
Rkiver 5th February 2010, 18:12 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digi
WAR wasn't that bad guys. The pvp was a lot of fun and the only problem questing was the ''getting stuck on a leaf'' bug.

40K MMO is something I have been looking forward to for a long time. I hope they do it justice.

Really? Say that to the few hundred of us who worked for them, and lost our jobs due to the games abject failure.
rollo 5th February 2010, 18:43 Quote
WAR was a decent mmo. Just cause it doesnt make wow levels of sucess doesnt mean its a failure
Star*Dagger 5th February 2010, 23:08 Quote
MMOs and Episodic content are the future of pc gaming.
Redbeaver 6th February 2010, 16:45 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by rollo
WAR was a decent mmo. Just cause it doesnt make wow levels of sucess doesnt mean its a failure

in my honest and completely personal opinion: in the eyes of the MMO world, WAR is a fail. just like Age of Conan is a fail. just like Aeon is a fail. just like even Global Agenda that BT just reviewed, is a fail.

LOTRO is decent. Guild Wars is decent. in fact, any game that can sustain the hype (content updates, expansions, etc) after 1 year, thats a sign of decency.

WoW is success - although i personally hate the game.
SWG before the upheavel, was a success.
Ultima Online was a success.
Unknownsock 8th February 2010, 13:21 Quote
To be fair an MMO can ruin a franchise, i hope their careful..

WAR was a failure tbh, as much as i wanted to like it, server lag was just too much.
Grimloon 8th February 2010, 14:04 Quote
I remember hearing rumours about this December 08 so it's nice to see it finally confirmed!
UncertainGod 8th February 2010, 14:15 Quote
The way that press confirmation was worded fills me with a deep sense of dread.
Redbeaver 8th February 2010, 20:40 Quote
now that ive replayed DawnOfWar2 a wee bit more, i would love this game to enable bots. like, pets, but space marines. and not just one..... well maybe u can level up until captain, and u can have 1, lt. u can have 2, colonel 4, etc... and general u can get 12 bots under ur command.


now imagine 12vs12 PvP with a healthy mixture of all ranks.... and all of their bots....


i hope this game will be multi-core optimized lol
Krieger91 28th February 2010, 17:51 Quote
We'z da ORKS! and you iz NOT!!


Seriously, hell yes. I want to be an Ork!!! Glad THQ is making this, they have good experience with wh40k so far.
UncertainGod 15th June 2010, 19:49 Quote
First video for Dark Millennium Online is out now at Eurogamer. I'm quite liking the look of that.

http://www.eurogamer.net/videos/w40k-dark-millennium-online-trailer
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