A new Warhammer MMO game is on the way and will be coming to “PC, consoles and mobile platforms”.
The untitled project will be published by Nexon and is described as a “Virtual World” PvE online game with a social multiplayer element.
It’s worth noting that this new MMO is based on Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, and not Warhammer Fantasy (or Warhammer 40,000).
For those lapsed Warhammer fans scratching their heads, Age of Sigmar is basically a reboot of their popular Warhammer Fantasy Battle tabletop game. Following a world-ending event in the Warhammer fiction, this gave GW a clean slate to work with and now we’re starting to see more and more video games adapting this new setting and its stories of unending conflict between various realms.
There’s no release date for this new Warhammer game, though here’s an overview courtesy of Nexon:
Built on the legacy of Age of Sigmar, the new Virtual World will feature a socially interactive player-versus-environment world supported by Nexon’s world-class Live Operations for sustaining the fun with new content and service.
It is an era of war. The Mortal Realms have been despoiled. Ravaged by the followers of the Chaos Gods, they stand on the brink of destruction. Players will command the war hosts of the God-king Sigmar and his allies as they fight to reignite hope and bring order back to the realms. Each season, players will collect characters and enter new realms. Each character comes with unique options, stories and gameplay. Players will be able to customize their characters and work cooperatively to guide how sections of the Realms are retaken.
New titles based on Games Workshop IP being constantly revealed has become somewhat of a running joke within the industry. However, it’s easy to see why studios and publishers are so drawn to Warhammer and its branching spin-offs.
2022 will see the launch of Total War: Warhammer III which invites a new clutch of factions to the battle including the much-requested Ogre Kingdoms. If strategy and fantasy aren’t your thing, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is due out on PC and Xbox, brought to you by Fatshark, the team behind Vermintide II.
Source: Press Release