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New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned

MCV has word on a Warhammer 40,000 turn-based strategy game in the works at Slitherine. Details are scant, but word is development is already underway. "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," says Slitherine chairman JD McNeil. "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." MCV also has word on free-to-play isometric 3D games based on Warhammer 40,000's Titans "incorporating single, multi-player and social gaming modes, delivering both single and chain mission tactical experiences across a broad platform range, including PC/Mac and tablets."

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17. Re: New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned Mar 16, 2013, 08:33 panbient
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Mar 15, 2013, 18:00:
RaZ0r! wrote on Mar 14, 2013, 20:49:
I just want Dawn of War 3 from Relic.

I dont think Relic can do w40k anymore, that license expired or wasnt bought by SEGA when they aquired relic I believe.

I'm assuming the license would be up for grabs again because the original deal would have been between corporate entities that no longer exist as detailed in the contract. Considering Sega got the rights for WH: Fantasy Battle and the prior relationship between GW and Relic, I'd be really surprised if they're not just taking their time negotiating a new licensing deal.
 
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16. Re: New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned Mar 15, 2013, 18:00 KilrathiAce
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Mar 14, 2013, 20:49:
I just want Dawn of War 3 from Relic.

I dont think Relic can do w40k anymore, that license expired or wasnt bought by SEGA when they aquired relic I believe.
 
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15. Re: New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned Mar 15, 2013, 06:51 panbient
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 14, 2013, 23:26:
Golly, I'd play it but I'm afrai GW might sue me! Dickbags!

That's what I'm thinking. GW is notorious for suing anyone that might cut into their profits, like fanpages, or authors who happened to use the words 'Space Marine' regardless of context or publication date.

I can't imagine GW allowing a company to make a TBS game about 40k that would actually reflect the tabletop equivalent. At which point, what difference does it really make? Another 40K game where you micro manage a squad of elites rather than play as a battlefield general commanding an army...

Here's hoping I'm wrong and my pessimism is unfounded, but I doubt it.
 
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14. Re: New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned Mar 15, 2013, 04:24 InBlack
 
I was going to say thank you XCOM for showing people that turn based can be successful in todays day and age (if done well) I was going to...but then SimplyMonk....damn....  
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13. Re: New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned Mar 15, 2013, 02:22 SimplyMonk
 
entr0py wrote on Mar 15, 2013, 00:09:
Oh wow . . . that ain't a good sign:

http://www.metacritic.com/company/slitherine-software

Ugh. I personally know a few of their former developers. Based on the shenanigans I know took place during their time, nothing bodes well for any of this. Better to just forget this little bit of news happened at all and if you ever hear about an actual release, wait until reviews roll in before even getting excited about it.
 
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12. Re: New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned Mar 15, 2013, 01:38 Wash Washburne
 
Total War: Warhammer 40,000, hehe, yes please!  
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11. Re: New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned Mar 15, 2013, 00:15 PropheT
 
Wow coo...oh wait, Slitherine? Who's that?

(checks previous games library)

... oh, well.
 
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10. Re: New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned Mar 15, 2013, 00:09 entr0py
 
Oh wow . . . that ain't a good sign:

http://www.metacritic.com/company/slitherine-software
 
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9. Re: New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned Mar 14, 2013, 23:26 Cutter
 
Golly, I'd play it but I'm afrai GW might sue me! Dickbags!
 
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8. Re: New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned Mar 14, 2013, 22:14 Axis
 
The more companies stick as close to the roots of the original, the more successful it will be.

A Warhammer TBS is exactly what warhammer is, it will be a huge success if it's done even remotely well.

And games like Neverwinter which is nothing like DnD, well lets just say there's sure to be a few WOW dolts who might like it, but its going to fail so hard it'll be embarrassing...
 
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7. Re: New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned Mar 14, 2013, 22:14 Overon
 
I have faith in the Emperor! I follow the Imperial Creed, for the Imperial Truth is blasphemy!  
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6. Re: New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned Mar 14, 2013, 22:02 Trevellian
 
I'd rather see Relic do Homeworld 3 and fuck all else.

But it will never happen so I'm going to go cry in a corner.
 
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5. Re: New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned Mar 14, 2013, 21:45 Whiskers
 
I loved DoW 1, but was not a fan of DoW 2. I'm excited to see what some other devs can do with the 40k universe, as it's got a lot of great material to work with.  
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4. Re: New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned Mar 14, 2013, 21:07 Kosumo
 
I'd rather see Relic do an Aliens game and someone else do either Dawn of War 3 or other 40k TURNBASED! statergy game (Heroes of might and magic style would be cool even) .  
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3. Re: New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned Mar 14, 2013, 21:03 dj LiTh
 
I much rather Relic work on something else than DoW3, although a TBS game i'd be ok with from a different dev.  
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2. Re: New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned Mar 14, 2013, 20:56 Prez
 
A 40k TBS game? How cool is that? I think I'd shit myself if it was to turn out to be "Chaos Gate 2".

I just want Dawn of War 3 from Relic.

That would be awesome too.
 
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1. Re: New Warhammer 40,000 TBS Game Planned Mar 14, 2013, 20:49 RaZ0r!
 
I just want Dawn of War 3 from Relic.  
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