It is the dawn of the 41st millenium and there is only war.
On planets spread throughout countless galaxies there are factions vying for control of everything. Twisted by the warp, the forces of Chaos seek to taint planets with their unholy legions. The forces of the empire, including the mighty imperial space marines, try to stem the tide against the Xeno threat. This newest chapter is Warhammer 40,000 taking place inside a very popular world that has been the subject of several tabletop and video games. Some people have always wondered “why hasn’t this been made into an online game?” The folks over at Behaviour Interactive wondered this as well as they are developing the first 40k MMO entitled Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade.
Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is going to be one of the first games of it’s kind as it blends in MMO elements with online combat games. This is going to be a 3rd person shooter along the same vein of THQ’s cancelled project Dark Millennium. Four factions are going to be playable at launch and those will be Space Marines, Orks, Eldar, and Chaos. Each of these races are going to have a class which you can choose along with a faction (ex: imperial space marine chapters). This game will not be limited to ground units as there are going to be a wide selection of vehicles. From the Space Marine Rhino to the Ork Battlewagon, these are a sample of some of the vehicles that will be available at launch. As you make your way throughout the game you will earn the right to customize your character with a deep progression system.
The battlefields will be swarming with enemies as this game will be using the PikkoServer. This technology was created by the studio MuchDifferent and it has hosted up to one thousand players simultaneously. Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is currently in development but we can see some footage as early as next month and a bigger scale battle by the end of the year. The game is slated for a 2015 year release and will be released on the PC as well as the PS4 and Xbox One.
For more information on this impressive up and coming game go to www.eternalcrusade.com and get ready for war.