In the grim darkness of the far future, there is no word for ‘please’. And don’t even get me started on the state of their property law! Epitomising the worst of all this rudeness is Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade [official site], a third-person shooter MMO about those rude futuremen duffing each other up for control of a planet in an endless war. A visit to the Land Registry would clear these boundaries right up, you guys – no need to murder each other for territory. Oh, spaceboys will be spaceboys! And Eternal Crusade is now due to launch on September 23rd, after eight months in Early Access.
So, Eternal Crusade! It’s a bit like PlanetSide in that different factions – Space Marines, Chaos, and Eldar (with Orks to come) – are scrapping for control of territory. As I understand it, it’s less PlanetSide open-world shenanigans than it is Battlefield with boundary changes as victory rewards. Along with PvP factionmurders, it has PvE missions and all.
Player reviews on Steam Early Access are not looking great, but it’s not clear how much will be added or changed before the game properly launches. Er, here’s an infographic reflecting… something. Given the number of complaints folks have about its current Early Access state, a September launch does seem a touch optimistic.
Still, developers Behaviour (them lot behind Naughty Bear) are focusing on the PC version for now, delaying the console release.
“We are committed to delivering the best experience for the release on September 23rd, with a PC version that matches our ambitions in terms of content and quality and sets the runway for our free lifetime expansions,” Behaviour’s Stephen Mulrooney said in the announcement. “To pause the development of the console versions was a tough decision but will result in an optimized and extended experience when released.”
I don’t know. The last time we looked at Eternal Crusade was back in January. For now, here’s the PC launch trailer: