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The last few weeks have been very exciting for fans of all things Warhammer, but those who were mightily disappointed when the Warhammer 40k MMO was cancelled last year. With the announcement that Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade was on its way, folks began to talk. in a new article, we take a look at the history of bringing Warhammer 40k to the MMO space. Check it out before leaving your thoughts in the comments.
You cannot talk about Eternal Crusade without first mentioning Dark Millenium. This was to be THQ’s first foray into the MMO genre with 40K as its flagship game. We did a host of interviews on the title a few years back. The team building the game had very little MMO experience and was building a version that sounded like World of Warcraft with Space Marines. Some of the design elements that stand out are: it would only have two factions (a major flaw when working with 40K), the main Space Marine faction would have been Black Templars, and somehow Orks would fight next to Chaos.
Read more of Garrett Fuller's Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade - Making a Warhammer 40,000 MMO: The History.