Behaviour Interactive's Nathan Richardsson has posted the latest State of the Crusade letter on the Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade Steam page to give players the latest update about the recent announcement that the game would be released on September 23rd. Richardsson first discusses why the decision was made to launch on Steam for PC and reveals some details about post-release content plans.
The reason is simple: There is about a 3-month lead time to get a gold candidate into a box and on the street for consoles, but on Steam it just takes a push of a button on a Steamworks webpage. Now I consider myself mildly insane at best, and even I would be able to push that button within a minute. Moving the console release back gives us more time to work on the game with our entire team than we previously had, before we launch it on console. In the words of the press release:
Addressing the players' concerns that the game is not ready for launch, Richardsson writes that none of the promised content will be eliminated but will be released later in free content expansions. Some, he explained, is already in production.
For example, in production already for post-launch is the Terminator Equivalent Class, more maps, more Wargear and at least 2 major updates to the entire meta-game (territorial conquest, campaigns, guild warfare etc).
Read the full details on the Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade Steam page.