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Friday, 30 March 2012 08:04

Warhammer 40K MMO dead

Written by David Stellmack

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Will be converted to single-player title

The news from THQ has not been good for the most part over the last several weeks. We don’t want to fuel the fire, but news arrives that THQ will be killing the Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online MMO. Unfortunately, we are not very surprised by this news, given THQ’s current situation.

The game, however, isn’t all bad; THQ intends to retool the game to turn it into a single player title that will not be called Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium. As you can imagine, details are very sketchy at this point, but at least THQ will attempt to recoup some of the investment that they made in building the title. Of course, this isn’t going to be easy, and we have no idea what a retooled version of the title will be like.

We know that THQ has been looking for a partner for the Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online MMO due to the fact that the game was still apparently going to need significant funding to get it to release as an MMO title. The change at least allows something good to come out of all of the development work that has been put into the project.

Speaking of Vigil Games:  as part of the news of the move to a single player title (according to what we hear) 79 employees from Vigil Games were given their walking papers, as well as 39 more employees over at Relic Entertainment.

Whispers that we are hearing suggest that it is going to a serious struggle for THQ to hang on; but the moves by CEO Brian Farrell will at least give THQ a fighting chance to come out of this a leaner THQ. We hope that THQ continues to fight and is able to find a way out of this, rather than go the way of Midway.


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