Nacon have announced their 2019 Warhammer Fantasy roleplaying game, Chaosbane, will be coming to both the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
This next generation version of the Games Workshop inspired dungeon crawler does not have a release date with more news to come soon. The announcement was made during last night’s Nacon Connect.
— Nacon (@Nacon) July 7, 2020
With all major shows and conventions cancelled in 2020 due to the covid-19 crisis, video game developers, publishers, and collectives have taken the opportunity to host their own direct presentations, including Nacon.
Nacon is a name traditionally tied to gaming peripherals (including the Nacon Revolution 3, the Nacon Daija, and Nacon Pro Unlimited) but has since become the face of publisher Bigben Interactive, having livestreamed their very own lineup of game reveals last night.
Aside from the PS5 and Xbox Series X version of Warhammer: Chaosbane, other titles included Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown, Steelrising, Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong, and RIMS Racing.
Nacon have yet to confirm whether those who already own Warhammer: Chaosbane on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will be able to make an upgrade to the next-gen version. Similarly, there’s no word on cross-generation online multiplayer.
We’d hazard a guess that both will be features for the Warhammer RPG when it surfaces on PS5 and Xbox Series X, along with upgraded visuals and all of the free content updates that have been rolled out since the game’s launch. This includes the fifth free playable character.
In our review of Warhammer: Chaosbane, Nick scored the dungeon crawler a solid 7/10, concluding:
Warhammer: Chaosbane is a good, solid dungeon crawling action RPG, but outside of a well executed Warhammer theme it’s just not doing anything new. I feel bad for underselling Chaosbane, as I did enjoy my time with it. However, it’s standing in the shadow of Diablo III, a titan that’s been doing it for a long time and that you can’t help but make comparisons with. Warhammer: Chaosbane is good and it could mature into something great, but right now it pales next to its daddy.