THQ confirms ‘Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium’ is no longer an MMO
In February, THQ announced it was looking for a financial partner for 2014’s much anticipated (okay, maybe just much anticipated by we WH40k fanatics) Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium. During THQ’s lineup purge, it was initially rumored that the project had been scrapped entirely, but it seems that is not the case. However, THQ has confirmed the game will no longer be the epic MMORPG initially promised. Instead, the game is now being reported as “an immersive single-player and online multiplayer experience with robust digital content, and engaging community features.”
The game was initially announced a few years back, only to undergo a massive overhaul of mechanics and style. As the developers noted, the WH40k universe did not lend itself easily to the standard MMORPG format we all know and love — a Black Legionnaire isn’t going to gather ten skulls for the skull throne from some random zealot, for instance.
The game would, however, lend itself quite well as a single-player game with an online component ala Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. The game was rumored to be playable at this year’s E3, and you can be sure this WH40k girl will be there with bells on.