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  • VarthanderVarthander BarcelonaMember Posts: 466 Uncommon

    Well since the THQ's Chief deny the rumors, the article have no valor.

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  • StMichaelStMichael Fullerton, CAMember Posts: 183

    Originally posted by Telil

    Didnt i read that the game was going to be based very much on the Space Marine solo game? if so it's not a bad thing this got cancelled as it would of only dissapointed the real 40k fans.
    I played space marine and thought it had no depth whatsoever. it would have been more like warhammer with a 40k skin. I admit though i only gave space marine a day before i turned it of.
    I would hope someone takes this up and turns it into a real faction, v faction v faction game.

    Ok, not sure if trolling, or blind raging dark age fan.

     

    The game is going to have similarities to Space Marine (how could it not? They're using the same game engine) and that makes it Warhammer Online with a 40k skin?

     

    There were 3 top complaints about Space Marine when it launched: Short campaign, mediocre writing/voice acting, and peer 2 peer multiplayer. You are the first person, of dozens of interviews, game previews and professional and amature reviews to say one bad thing about the combat of Space Marine. That was it's shining star, and is the only reason the game sold as many boxes as it did.

     

    Now imagine that, with a seamless open world and RPG elements. That's DMO.

  • freakishbeanfreakishbean Sparks, NVMember Posts: 176 Common

    Ok, not sure if trolling, or blind raging dark age fan.

     
    The game is going to have similarities to Space Marine (how could it not? They're using the same game engine) and that makes it Warhammer Online with a 40k skin?
     
    There were 3 top complaints about Space Marine when it launched: Short campaign, mediocre writing/voice acting, and peer 2 peer multiplayer. You are the first person, of dozens of interviews, game previews and professional and amature reviews to say one bad thing about the combat of Space Marine. That was it's shining star, and is the only reason the game sold as many boxes as it did.
     
    Now imagine that, with a seamless open world and RPG elements. That's DMO.

    Actually, Space Marine was on the Unreal Engine. DMO is using the Darksiders Engine. Both of which are amazing engines.

    Anyway, the only similarities from Space Marine and DMO is the over-the-shoulder shooting combat, which relic is helping to develop. Everything else Vigil is doing in-house, and with a little help from a chinese company whose name escapes me at this time. Anyway, we will find out in June, as that is when all the info of DMO is supposed to come to light at E3.

    A lot of people seem to think that if THQ dies, then DMO dies. Really, THQ is just the publisher. Vigil is the developer, and from all perspectives, these guys are in great shape. And say THQ does die and Vigil needs to get  a new publisher, what game company wouldn't want to pick up the rights to the 40k game universe? As long as EA doesn't get it's grubby hands on it... I'd bank on Bethesda.

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  • BigHatLoganBigHatLogan Bellingham, WAMember Posts: 688

    Originally posted by Zinzan


    Originally posted by sullivanj69

    I'm glad this one was cancelled.  It would have been a grave injustice to the 40k IP.  2 factions just wouldn't work and this would probably have kill 10 gretchin quests and raiding to kill titans or some garbage. 

    Im of the same opinion, 40k needs to have open pvp where no factions are permanently alligned and it's very likely it would have been good v evil or some obscure variation on this, same as WAR it wouldn't have worked and flipped a huge middle digit to the lore.

    Of course the problem is GW just loves splitting the factions into 2 sides for any campaigns that it runs.  Never makes any sense though when they do. 

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  • apocolusterapocoluster newport news, VAMember Posts: 1,326 Uncommon

    Originally posted by Unicornicus

    Enough of your common sense talk Quotheraving!!! this is the internet and there is no room for rational thought and factual numbers!

      

     

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  • StMichaelStMichael Fullerton, CAMember Posts: 183

    Originally posted by freakishbean



    A lot of people seem to think that if THQ dies, then DMO dies. Really, THQ is just the publisher. Vigil is the developer, and from all perspectives, these guys are in great shape. And say THQ does die and Vigil needs to get  a new publisher, what game company wouldn't want to pick up the rights to the 40k game universe? As long as EA doesn't get it's grubby hands on it... I'd bank on Bethesda.

    It's not that simple, as Games Workshop owns the IP and simply licenses it to THQ. I'm not a lawyer, but my best guess would be that any company that wants to produce DMO would have to first buy Vigil, then negotiate IP rights with Games Workshop. Considering what they stand to gain from a successful 40k MMO, I'd imagine they'll try and make that part of the negotiations as painless as possible, but their legal team is notorious for botching good deals.

     

    And because it has to be done...

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  • AvathosAvathos Casselberry, FLMember Posts: 155 Uncommon

    This game is darn alive.

    The proof is soo simple and here it is

    http://www.vigilgames.com/

    and check the list of openings.

     

     

  • AC1074AC1074 Houston, TXMember Posts: 274

    Originally posted by Avathos

    This game is darn alive.
    The proof is soo simple and here it is
    http://www.vigilgames.com/
    and check the list of openings.
     
     

    Uhh...there is no info on this in the link provided. The game is listed at the top but no info. The only thing that is posted is a trailer that was showed at E3 2010.....two years ago. I don't know, I will be  really disappointed if this game is scrapped. It sounds like its been tossed on a back burner for now.

  • StMichaelStMichael Fullerton, CAMember Posts: 183

    "Back burner" is a relative term in the video game industry. Darksiders 2 is 3 months from launch, so it's definitely crunch time over there, and some of the DMO team might be working on the finishing touches.

     

    I also wouldn't try and glean too much from the vigil website alone. Before blizzard consolidated all their games under battle.net, their company website was updated maybe once or twice a year, and never about a game that had yet to be released. Although, Vigils jobs section is significantly smaller than it was just recently, which means probably just had another round of hiring. 

  • AvathosAvathos Casselberry, FLMember Posts: 155 Uncommon
  • StMichaelStMichael Fullerton, CAMember Posts: 183

    What about them?

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