Warhammer 40K MMO is no longer an MMO

Depending on your penchant for sharing game-worlds with thousands of other people, this news could go either way while you sit sipping your morning coffee/tea/Jack Daniels. THQ has revealed that the upcoming Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium MMO is now actually the upcoming Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium single-player action game with multiplayer components.

What happened to bring this change about? It all has to do with the fact that, a few months ago, publisher THQ was haemorrhaging money. The company is in no position to fund an MMO game that is meant to take on other prominent titles in the same genre. What’s more, maintaining an MMO is expensive and there’s never a guarantee that a new MMO will be a success.

Exactly what we can expect is anyone’s guess. Will we get an action game along the lines of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine? Or can we expect something more along the lines of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, which was essentially an MMO just without other actual players in it? We’ll have to wait and see how this pans out, but in the meantime spare a thought for the 118 people over at Relic Entertainment and Vigil Games who just lost their jobs because of this change in focus.

Source: Kotaku

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