It appears that the Strategy publisher/publisher Slitherine just announced that they have been granted a 40k license. We know that Full Control has a Space Hulk game underway, but now it seems that we will be seeing another game being developed as well.


Games Workshop is really starting to expand the Genre, by granting lots of different Video Game companies licenses to  developing a 40k game. This would be great for our hobby if this is a new push by Games Workshop to expand their market. Its exciting too, as many people are introduced to 40k, and what it has to offer.

Here is a statement from Slitherine:
“This deal represents yet another testament to our continuous aim to reach new audiences, without losing sight of who we are and what we do best. It’s all about creating strategy games that are targeted to a particular audience and addressing a very specific need in the market. The Warhammer 40,000 setting is a perfect fit for the style of strategy games that we make and will be very popular with fantasy and science fiction fans alike. Joining forces with Games Workshop will allow us to bring an wonderfully deep and appropriate IP to the Turn Based Strategy genre”.

19 Comments:

  1. Crossing my fingers for development of Dark Millineum to resume!

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  2. Please be a new Epic/Final Liberation game :'(

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  3. Turn based is exciting, but I really do wish we could get a 40k MMO

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    1. Why? So it could die after 6 months of failing to gain ground from WoW? Or perhaps it will gain ground (a la Star Wars), but have terrible end-game and patch support (again, a la Star Wars).

      I don't play WoW myself, as it's basically a glorified chat room with digital LARPing. But no MMO stands a chance at survival until that game starts to die.

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    2. in fairness TOR has decent patch support and end game, but the problem is, and a 40K MMO would have the problem too. no matter how much it has, it won't have everything the 10 year old WOW has so it will be declared to be "a bad game" I'd definatly not bother investing in a MMO if I was a game publisher these days

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    3. An MMO shooter like PlanetSide 2 could work with the 40K license.

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    4. Or what about the even older and eminently better Ultima Online.

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    5. If the 40k game came even halfway close to UO it would be epic.

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  4. New Tau model pics leaked! http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=166736&d=1363483796

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  5. Give me EPIC on my Ipad/Samsung please....

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  6. Just saw the new pics.......TAKE MY MONEY!!!

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  7. Another new 40k game, yes! I got into this hobby by playing the Dawn of War series, & man they were good times. Now I have even more fun on the tabletop. I certainly hope they bring good justice to the lore. And of course, a incredibly nice game mechanic/play. Does anyone know what sort of game it'll end up being? I see strategy game, so I think of Dawn of War, but it may be different.

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  8. I really hope its a table top simulation of the game the eveloper has the history to pull it off they have worked on both minis and turned based pc mini simulatiors before . Fact is people need to learn 40k in a modern setting people are too lazy to roll dice while learning some thing. its time games workshop create a digital alternative . They can still sell armys for a high price and customisations like magic online.. but honestly not many people new will join 40k if it stays only on the table top maybe they could let you scan in your boxes barcodes to get the unit in the game as well as real life. This is the only way 40k can continue to existat a reasonable price not enough people want minis any more and GW know this that's why they are pushing $$ rule books and extra stuff so much.. the age of the mini is slowing down. but its still important. I hope this game is a alternative to playing on the table top what people really wanted dawn of war 2 be

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    1. That sounds like a viable option. But instead of scanning the bar code GW need to do one off codes like Microsoft do in XboX games so that it would be a card inserted in the box to only allow the original purchaser to redeem the online code.

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  9. This is an isometric free to play Titan game, there was an article about the license sale in the Times (UK) newspaper.

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  10. A guardsmen video game. Feth the Space Marines. Create a game that gives people an interpretation of just what it means to die for their emperor, one of a billion, uncared for, used, beaten and oftentimes utterly annihilated. Yet we shall fight on, for that is our duty.

    That kind of thing.

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