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Most of you might not know what this is. Alot of WAR players might.
Warhammer 40,000 is WAR in the future, it cam after WAR's original books and tabletop game, and has a great series of books and graphic novels. Vigil/THQ have had it on Vigil's website for over a year, and it says "We’ll be announcing more about the game in the months to come, so stay tuned". I hope they dont...
Anyone that knows anything about Warhammer 40k is that its universe is huge. Some of you might have played the tabletop game, or Firewarrior for PS2, or the Dawn of War games. Or maybe you have read The 40k codex's, The Gaunts Ghosts series, or Eisenhorn. Just in those games and books hundreds of planets and systems are named off and they all hold an important part in the Warhammer 40k universe.
As well as the mass number of planets that the game would need to support the main story lines there are 12 major factions as well. But these factions have numbers of sub-factions that make up one of the 12 factions. So then the game would have to have all of these factions as well as a few of a faction's sub-factions to create the actual universe. I know MMO's cut things like that out because players would to spread out to much but that is apart of the universe of 40k.
If Vigil does go through with this game, like other 40k games it will end up being the Space Marines ( Impire of Man), and Orks as the two playable factions, and a neutral enemy such as the Necrons or the Tyranids (a more suitable mmo enemy). Maybe like WAR Chaos might be a playable choice.
All I am trying to get at is that I think it is to soon to make a Warhammer 40,000 MMO game. To suit the desires of fans the game company would have to reach out to the small but large problems like sub-factions. Maybe in 10 years a company will come along and be able to do it to it's full potential...