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Warhammer 40.000: Eternal Crusade: Exclusive Pre-Alpha Gameplay Footage Revealed

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHPosts: 3,650MMORPG.COM Staff Epic

This is footage we took off-screen from Behaviour Interactive's studio in Montreal. It's pre-alpha footage for an early unfinished look at how the game's combat will play. Bear in mind that all of the "grayboxes" you see are just placeholders for art assets to come, but that you can already see how responsive and frenetic the combat is this early on. Enjoy!

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NOTE: The handsome mug you keep seeing popping in and out of frame is none other than our own Garrett Fuller, who visited the Montreal Behaviour Interactive studio. The audio on the original track was a bit wonky, so we dubbed over it with music from the studio and Bill Murphy's lovely tones. Garrett's currently writing another article on his impressions of the game for next week. Cheers!


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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member Common

    'Bout time, geez.



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  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,881Member Rare

    thank you!

    not expressing my opinion since its pre-alpha!- but enjoying every footage!

  • IngvarIngvar TallinnPosts: 184Member Uncommon
    Well the combat looks kinda cool, too early to say anything else about the game
  • RelGnRelGn halalaPosts: 494Member

    looks good for pre alpha.

    Although im not fan of action combat.

    I prefere oldschool tab targeting

  • DenambrenDenambren Montreal, QCPosts: 338Member Uncommon

    After the incredible, near-perfect animations of Space Marine, Behavior Interactive will have quite a challenge ahead of them to not be considered inferior to the Space Marine multiplayer right out of the gate. Even though Space Marine only had peer-to-peer multiplay, it was of such an incredible quality level that I worry for Behavior's foreign imitation title.

  • IceAgeIceAge SomeWhere In .. RomaniaPosts: 1,442Member Rare
    Where's the kickstarter link?

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  • rodingorodingo Posts: 2,806Member Rare
    I have a feeling this won't be the direction of the game, but I wish the fighting would be on the same epic scale as Planet Side 1 and 2 and not smaller separate BGs or arenas.  I know this is only alpha, and I have no idea what the devs final vision is for this game, but I really do hope they think of "massive" battles with 100's of players and vehicles that would be worthy of a true WH40K game and not just something more akin to Kill Team.  I guess we will see though.

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  • malratsmalrats NJPosts: 18Member Uncommon

    Wait, this game is PvP only, deathmatch style?


    Why did I think this was a PvE MMO? Damn...

  • AtohAtoh Dearborn, MIPosts: 107Member Uncommon

    The scale will indeed be at least as large as planetside. They are talking about having the entire continent be seamless.

  • TheMaahesTheMaahes Marlborough, MAPosts: 185Member
    We already knew the game would take influence from Space Marine, so this video shows nothing except that they have a lot of work to do. I'm hoping that little arena is just their developer testing area too.
  • MrJimLaheyMrJimLahey Elizabethown, PAPosts: 24Member
    This literally looks just like Space Marine.  Not that it's a bad thing. 
  • VarthanderVarthander BarcelonaPosts: 466Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by malrats
    Wait, this game is PvP only, deathmatch style?   Why did I think this was a PvE MMO? Damn...

    there will be open world PvP, not just scenarios, also there will be PvE events runing.


  • daltaniousdaltanious waPosts: 2,299Member Uncommon
    For pre-alpha it looks very good ... from video i'm just afraid mouse is not used to move avatar (and I will never ever play again with that disgusting, inefficient wasd combination, just I can not understand how could I for years before) but to execute.
  • loulakiloulaki PatrasPosts: 941Member Uncommon
    confirmed i own too the SpaceMarine from THQ and the movement mechanics are EXACTLY the same ..! also the map meshes have the same feeling of a closed arena-battlefield ...

    that means in a realistic way they showed us nothing ...


  • bbbb42bbbb42 none, FLPosts: 297Member Uncommon
    jetpack is too big, fix now before you get a whiny player base breathing down your throat

  • TheCrow2kTheCrow2k Adelaide, AKPosts: 953Member
    Looks so much like space marine.... which is a good thing. Space Marine Meshed with Planetside 2 would be amazing.
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