Space Hulk: Deathwing developer Streum On Studio has announced that it is bringing an 'Enhanced Edition' of its first-person shooter to consoles later this year and promises that all the content added to the game will be made available to PC gamers free of charge.
Set in the grimdark Warhammer 40K universe and based on the tabletop game of the same name, Space Hulk: Deathwing has not been an unalloyed success
for developer Streum On Studio or publisher Focus Home Interactive, largely thanks to technical issues and imprecise controls. For fans of the genre, though, it's a means of stepping into the oversized Terminator armour of the Adeptus Astartes.
In the run-up to Christmas, Streum On has announced, Space Hulk: Deathwing will finally see its delayed console release but in a new Enhanced Edition format featuring, among other things: 'full multiplayer progression system with loot and class customisation; new multiplayer class; new weapon and skills; [and] new enemies.
' All of this content will also be made available on the PC version in a series of free updates, starting this week with a patch to add a new game mode - Special Missions, which starts a chapter with a randomised sequence of missions and spawn points - to the game's multiplayer mode.
Focus Home Interactive has not announced a formal launch date for the console release bar a rough 'Q4 2017
', but has indicated the Enhanced Edition features will trickle out to PC gamers between now and then in a series of updates.