Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online was a large scale war and combat-focused MMORPG from Vigil Games and THQ. The game was set in the 41st Millennium, well after the events of the Horus Heresy, somewhere in the Sargos Sector. The Sentinel Devices that helped prevent the ferocious Warp Storm from unraveling the fabric of reality were weakening. The forces of Order and Chaos were arriving in the sector to either investigate and repair the problem, or take advantage of the situation in order to help speed up the process.
In true Warhammer 40K fashion, war between Chaos and Order were the focus of gameplay. The game was to feature an in-depth combat system that allowed players to form up together as squads and make intelligent use of cover, suppressive fire and flanking. Very little detail was released about classes, only to say that there were to be no non-combat classes.
THQ has been hit with massive layoffs and has announced that Warhammer 40k: Dark Millenium is no longer in development as an MMO. A few months ago, Kevin Dent sent out a message on his Twitter account indicating that W40K:DM was essentially dead in the water only to be countered by THQ denying any such thing. It appears that Dent was right.
During a THQ investors' call held recently, it was revealed that the company is unable to deliver Warhammer 40k: Dark Millenium Online on its own and is seeking partnership opportunities with other companies.
Gamasutra has spoken with a representative of THQ that clarifies yesterday's rumor that all 2014 releases were canceled. Warhammer 40k is due for release in 2014 and was considered one of the canceled titles. However, the statement by Angela Emery is a bit nebulous in that the official word is that THQ "has not made any decisions regarding the planned MMO."
According to a rumor report at Kotaku, games industry insiders are reporting that THQ is readying itself for sale by divesting itself of properties as well as cancelling any titles due for release in 2014. The latter includes Warhammer 40K: Dark Millenium Online.
The official THQ game page for Warhammer 40,000 Dark Millenium has a new release date. According to the page, the game is scheduled for release on March 31, 2013. Be sure to mark your calendars.
In The List today, MMORPG.com Industry Relations Manager Garrett Fuller discusses the top five things that most of us would love to see included in Warhammer 40K: Dark Millenium Online. Lots of people are looking forward to WAR 40k and it's a terrific list. See if Garrett hit your favorite wishes. Let us know what you agree with, disagree with or would include in the comments.
Fans of all things Warhammer 40,000 have a lot to look forward to with the arrival of Space Marine and Kill Team. While not MMOs, particularly, they are the forebears, the harbingers of Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online. In a new column here at MMORPG.com, From the Warp, Industry Relations Manager Garrett Fuller talks about the Summer of 40k. Check it out and let us know what you think.
THQ and Games Workshop have released the E3 teaser trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millenium Online. Check it out!
During a phone conference with investors, THQ THQ Executive Vice President and CFO Paul Pucino indicated that development costs for Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millenium is projected to be in the range of fifty million dollars. Pucino refused to speculate as to the number of subscribers THQ would need to maintain to 'break even' but did say that a successful launch could keep a steady revenue stream for up to eight years.
MMORPG.com's Garrett Fuller recently caught up with Warhammer 40K: Dark Millenium executive producer Tim Campbell to ask him a few questions about the game that, up to now, has been shrouded in mystery. Recently devs have been opening up about the game and we wanted to give our readers information about factions, combat, Tech Priests and a whole lot more. You won't want to miss this one!