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Vigil Games
MMORPG | Genre:Sci-Fi | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 2013)  | Pub:THQ
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  Nephaerius

Hard Core Member

Joined: 9/18/09
Posts: 1462

 
OP  3/29/12 1:20:00 PM#1

Warhammer 40K DMO is now just a single player game now with multiplayer.  See Twitter it's aflame.

I'll add more to this post and thread as I find out more.

It's hard to determine if the layoffs were inevitable or if they were a specific result of the refocusing of the DMO project due to THQ's inability to partner with an outside entity.

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/03/29/warhammer-40k-dark-millennium-online-is-no-longer-a-mmo.aspx

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/29/warhammer-40-000-dark-millennium-mmo-now-single-player-game-10/

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-03-29-thq-warhammer-40-000-dark-millenium-is-no-longer-an-mmo

http://kotaku.com/5897540/warhammer-40000-dark-millennium-goes-single+player-as-layoffs-hit-relic-and-vigil

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  Nephaerius

Hard Core Member

Joined: 9/18/09
Posts: 1462

 
OP  3/29/12 1:22:15 PM#2

Update: 79 people let go at Vigil and 39 at Relic with the transition to non-MMO.

 

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/thq-announces-warhammer-40-000-180800623.html

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  Mayday123

Novice Member

Joined: 3/29/12
Posts: 2

3/29/12 1:33:21 PM#3

Man out of all the MMOs that were up and coming this is the one I was hoping would come out and be good.  WTB blaster pistols and chainswords ;/  I hope in the future someone does make and MMO for Warhammer 40k because the whole 40k universe is awesome.  :(

  Spalliero

Novice Member

Joined: 2/04/07
Posts: 150

3/29/12 1:34:58 PM#4
What hash tag?

Sic Luceat Lux

  Nephaerius

Hard Core Member

Joined: 9/18/09
Posts: 1462

 
OP  3/29/12 1:35:45 PM#5

Mike Birkhead senior designer at Vigil Studios confirmed to have been laid off.  

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  Nephaerius

Hard Core Member

Joined: 9/18/09
Posts: 1462

 
OP  3/29/12 1:38:53 PM#6
Originally posted by Spalliero
What hash tag?

Mostly I see #THQ....it looks like Vigil is wiped out except for the Darksiders 2 team.  That's an amalgamation of info so it might not be 100% dead on.

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  erictlewis

Apprentice Member

Joined: 11/08/08
Posts: 3058

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.

3/29/12 1:42:20 PM#7

Lol there stocks just took a dive after that announcement,  at this rate they are not going to be around long.  I am sure the investors are looking really hard at this.

Oh well I could tell 2 years back when they started releasing the cruddy art diagrams of how they wanted it to look I knew it did not stand a chance as far as mmo's go.  

I can see the market for a single player game that will give 60 hours of play time in their future.

 

  greyed-out

Novice Member

Joined: 2/02/12
Posts: 99

3/29/12 1:45:34 PM#8

From what we knew of the game, it was going to be yet another total wow clone that would have had very little probability of recovering its costs as an MMO.  Still, Austin is hurting right now; that's a lot of people to be layed off.  THQ should be ashamed of themselves.

  Spalliero

Novice Member

Joined: 2/04/07
Posts: 150

3/29/12 1:50:51 PM#9
Glad they did the draw tablet thing, lol they can everyone but CEO that pushed the failed product. Well thq can go flush what's left IMO, darksiders was just ok pretty meh, I don't really care for ds2. Dmo as a single player game with multiplayer aspects, I think that's out and it's called Spacemarine.

Sic Luceat Lux

  Nephaerius

Hard Core Member

Joined: 9/18/09
Posts: 1462

 
OP  3/29/12 1:52:59 PM#10
Originally posted by greyed-out

From what we knew of the game, it was going to be yet another total wow clone that would have had very little probability of recovering its costs as an MMO.  Still, Austin is hurting right now; that's a lot of people to be layed off.  THQ should be ashamed of themselves.

You should read the press release it's down right offensive: "We're really excited to announce....." the loss of jobs for 100+ people.  Sad.

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  MumboJumbo

Hard Core Member

Joined: 7/18/10
Posts: 3162

Veni, Vidi, Converti

3/29/12 1:59:33 PM#11

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/167550/Warhammer_40K_MMO_no_longer_massive_THQ_lays_off_118_in_transition.php

Vigil/THQ have produced some decent games. Though the direction of WH40K: DM sounded awry from the info that was released.

Think this license being sci-fi would be better designed like Planetside 2? Multifactions, FPS, combination of infantry, vehicles and heavy-artillery etc and bases. Tbh, EvE + Dust seems more Warhammer 40K in respect to the combination of planets + space fleets + frontline shooters: Grand vision.

  erictlewis

Apprentice Member

Joined: 11/08/08
Posts: 3058

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.

3/29/12 2:02:16 PM#12
Originally posted by Nephaerius
Originally posted by greyed-out

From what we knew of the game, it was going to be yet another total wow clone that would have had very little probability of recovering its costs as an MMO.  Still, Austin is hurting right now; that's a lot of people to be layed off.  THQ should be ashamed of themselves.

You should read the press release it's down right offensive: "We're really excited to announce....." the loss of jobs for 100+ people.  Sad.

Yes I just read that excited that 100 folks are getting canned, in this economy.  Thats not funny,  and they should not be excited that laid of that many folks that should have been written a different way because it looks really callous.

  storm-dragon

Novice Member

Joined: 7/28/09
Posts: 162

3/29/12 2:02:43 PM#13

Man that is depressing; I feel really bad for the folks that were let go.....I was so looking forward to it; they might as well scrap the whole project now; I just can't imagine anyone actually buying it with those chnages.

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Keeps calling me its master, but I feel like its slave
Hauling me faster and faster to an early, early grave
And it howls! it howls like hell!

  spaceport

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Joined: 11/24/11
Posts: 417

3/29/12 2:03:45 PM#14

Good, it was going to be another boring wow clone anyway.


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  jtcgs

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Joined: 9/28/04
Posts: 1843

3/29/12 2:06:02 PM#15
Originally posted by spaceport

Good, it was going to be another boring wow clone anyway.

Warcraft is a Warhammer clone...in fact Warcraft was going to be Warhammer until Blizzard lost the rights to make the game, so the just changed the name of the game and left out a few aspects of what was going to be in it.

 

Congrats...

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  greyed-out

Novice Member

Joined: 2/02/12
Posts: 99

3/29/12 2:09:04 PM#16
Originally posted by Nephaerius
Originally posted by greyed-out

From what we knew of the game, it was going to be yet another total wow clone that would have had very little probability of recovering its costs as an MMO.  Still, Austin is hurting right now; that's a lot of people to be layed off.  THQ should be ashamed of themselves.

You should read the press release it's down right offensive: "We're really excited to announce....." the loss of jobs for 100+ people.  Sad.

Yeah, its pretty bad.  For example:

"Because we believe strongly in the high-quality and vast creative work that is in production, this is the right decision for both our portfolio and for gamers devoted to this powerful property."

its the right decision for everybody apparently besides those who actually made that 'high-quality and vast creative work'

  dave6660

Hard Core Member

Joined: 9/26/08
Posts: 2344

"Next time I see you, remind me not to talk to you."

3/29/12 2:14:37 PM#17
Originally posted by jtcgs
Originally posted by spaceport

Good, it was going to be another boring wow clone anyway.

Warcraft is a Warhammer clone...in fact Warcraft was going to be Warhammer until Blizzard lost the rights to make the game, so the just changed the name of the game and left out a few aspects of what was going to be in it.

 

Congrats...

It doesn't really matter anymore who cloned who.  That format of mmo has become so stale and boring.  It was exciting when I first tried it 10 years ago but it's time for a change.

"Why so serious?"
-- The Joker

  Oph8

Novice Member

Joined: 5/24/03
Posts: 176

6/15/12 1:56:52 AM#18
Originally posted by jtcgs
Originally posted by spaceport

Good, it was going to be another boring wow clone anyway.

Warcraft is a Warhammer clone...in fact Warcraft was going to be Warhammer until Blizzard lost the rights to make the game, so the just changed the name of the game and left out a few aspects of what was going to be in it.

 

Congrats...

Who give's a shit. The fact still remains is that Blizzard did it right and mythic didn't. 

 

 

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  warmaster670

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Joined: 1/04/08
Posts: 1441

6/26/12 7:25:31 PM#19
Originally posted by Oph8
Originally posted by jtcgs
Originally posted by spaceport

Good, it was going to be another boring wow clone anyway.

Warcraft is a Warhammer clone...in fact Warcraft was going to be Warhammer until Blizzard lost the rights to make the game, so the just changed the name of the game and left out a few aspects of what was going to be in it.

 

Congrats...

Who give's a shit. The fact still remains is that Blizzard did it right and mythic didn't. 

 

 

apparently you dont know the difference between warhammer and WAR, and warcraft and WoW.

Apparently stating the truth in my sig is "trolling"
Sig typo fixed thanks to an observant stragen001.

  Fusion

Old School

Joined: 5/21/03
Posts: 1364

10/02/12 9:03:53 PM#20

So,  they p#¤%ied out, what else is new in the biz.

One of the few MMO's i actually waited for, being developed by vigil and all, but meh...

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