New Warhammer 40K "lane strategy game" on the way

NASCAR developer Eutechnyx signs deal with Games Workshop for new game for PC and mobiles called Storm of Vengeance.

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A new Warhammer 40,000 "lane strategy game" called Storm of Vengeance is currently in development at NASCAR series developer Eutechnyx for PC and mobile devices. It will launch in the first half of 2014 through a deal with license holder Games Workshop.

Storm of Vengeance will tell the story of a "pivotal moment" in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, during the planetary conflict on Piscina IV. Warhammer characters Grand Master Belial and Ork Warlord Ghazghkull Thraka will appear in the game.

Eutechnyx's upcoming Warhammer game is not the only new Warhammer title in development.

Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while a new smartphone and tablet game from the studio behind Family Guy Online is also in development. In addition, Slitherine is developing a turn-based strategy game set in the fantasy series, while Creative Assembly is working on multiple Warhammer titles.

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royjones40000
royjones40000

Need an exact replica of table top version on consoles and computer exact in every way

xCocoTheMonkeyx
xCocoTheMonkeyx

WTF can we just have another base building Dawn of War game HOW HARD IS IT??????

St0Ne4Ge
St0Ne4Ge

FFS stop messing around with different genres and make a proper sequel to Dawn of War.

RussianMeatClob
RussianMeatClob

I would declare exterminatus on this twice if I could. Why can't we get an RPG like Dark Heresy or Black Crusade turned into a game!?! 

Or you know more Dawn of War.....with extra Tyranids & Chaos Please.

MegaX-
MegaX-

Ugh mobiles... 

keyb0red
keyb0red

What the heck is Lane Strategy? Is it like Plants Vs Zombies?

RockZillaX
RockZillaX

Warhammer Rules! only title I haven't enjoyed so far is that PSP release.. Warhammer 40k Squad Commander or whatever it was.. terrible..

with_teeth26
with_teeth26

Does this mean Relic no longer have an agreement with Games Workshop? I just want Dawn of War 3

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@solid_snake1461  

Also, another thing that you may want to consider too:

For a long, long time, before the turn of the century, Games Workshop insisted on practically near-straight ports of their table-top games when producing digital games that are based on the brand, pretty much giving their business to the likes of SSI.

The Warhammer 40K brand did not have enough staying power to last the turn of the century outside of niche circles that just want digital versions of table-top games. It was only until Relic/THQ's adaptation of the brand for RTS games - or more precisely, gameplay that is completely different from the dice-heavy one seen in the table-tops - that the digital game market became more aware of Games Workshop's IP.

(Furthermore, if the rumours about the origins of Warcraft and Starcraft are true, Games Workshop may well have missed out on a lot.)

In other words, you probably don't want to expect Games Workshop to see things your way. It's been trying hard to obtain other lines of revenue for its properties, and that Games Workshop would agree to such collaborations that produce games that are far removed from the table-tops just shows that it no longer has a purist streak.

solid_snake1461
solid_snake1461

Funny, they talk about a game about Piscina IV but show the image of an Ultramarine dude. And to be honest, the 40k is best played as a turn-based tactical shooting with points limit like the tabletop version but digitalized.

jhonMalcovich
jhonMalcovich

You had me on "a new Warhammer 40,000 strategy", and lost me on "mobile devices"

Iranazi
Iranazi

Sounds like yet another MOBA to me, the world really doesn't need this many -_-

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

The FIRST Dawn of War was the best in the series. 

BTW, does lane have the same meaning as roller coaster type? 8-\

BuBsay
BuBsay

I was so excited to see a new Warhammer 40k game, and then discovered it's a MOBA, by a god awful studio...


Would it be too much to ask for Dawn of War 3?

DIGN
DIGN

there's a typo. It's "lame strategy game".

MJ-X
MJ-X

MOBA? buy more heroes!!!!

This is so Sega.

R.I.P Warhammer 40k you will be milked to death if u aren't already from tablets/smartphone games

billzihang
billzihang

Another pissing MOBA. Great, because the world needs more of those.

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

...WTF is a lane strategy game? Are they talking about a MOBA?

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

Hoping will not be a LAME strategy game.

R083R70
R083R70

I hope SEGA already has Relic working on DOW III.

GIF
GIF

Complete garbage. Anyone who would want to make games off the Nascar license cant be trusted. "lets make cars go around in a circle as a racing game. Yeah awesome idea!". The Warhammer 40,000 license was awesome with Dawn of War 1. After that it sort of died for me because base building went out the window. I wish Relic would remake the excellence that was Dawn of War 1 but with more races and deeper customization. Thats why Dawn of War spawned 3 expansions.

SickWickinson
SickWickinson

"Lane strategy game"

Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

virtualskill
virtualskill

More Warhammer - GOOD. More DOTA/Leage of Legends - BAD.

jessie82
jessie82

lane strategy sounds like a moba..

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

Well, thank you Relic Entertainment for all the awesome Warhammer games while they lasted.

I'll miss the Blood Ravens.

berserker66666
berserker66666

1st of all......NOOOOOOOOO. Those devs suck. 2nd of all, what's a "Lane Strategy game"? Is it like DOTA?

jack00
jack00

Normaly I'd say any new Warhammer 40k stuff is good, but seeing who's developping it... 

Hayasmez
Hayasmez

Why does every news site conveniently forget that these are the guys that made ride to hell?

royjones40000
royjones40000

Totally with you they should just put the exact game on xbox have a different version for every army i.e space marine and buying it will give you access to every space marine model and a set campaign which will be in all collections charge 80 pound for each pack that way they can't complain about losing money and everyone will be willing to pay it because it's cheaper then the 1000 pound it will cost in real life they could release a copy of every army make sure there's a multiplayer option aswell obviously even a table design so you can create your own battle ground and watch it take off plz like and share if you agree try and get an idea like this noticed (notice I said like this not necessarily identical)

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@solid_snake1461  

That's just a screenshot from (now-dead) THQ's Space Marine action game.

Also, I don't share your opinion on retaining the table-top gameplay - especially if dice rolls are involved.

You may want to consider too that Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI) tried to do that, and SSI is food for Ubisoft now.

oflow
oflow

@GIF well i cant really speak on the nascar game part but can can agree with dow 1.  relic kinda screwed the pooch on dow2 getting  rid of the base building and trying to make the game more tactical it used the new essence engine, but what happened is all they got was a dumbed down company of heroes in space.

I dont really have hope for DoW3 considering how CoH2 isnt as good as CoH1 and Sega is in control now and bleeding the fanbase with DLC.

What I am hopeful for is with the new Homeworld coming out they make a battle fleet gothic mod for it.  

Warhammer Eternal Crusade also looks like it might have some potential too, but I'm skeptical because its an MMO.  If its like Planetside I can deal with it, but if its a WoW clone with space marines I'll be pissed.

solid_snake1461
solid_snake1461

That was back then, the technology is quite limited and the graphic is simple and boring. Things have changed much now, they could make a better game. I believe that only the turn-based mechanic can give you time to thing about tactic and strategy and appreciate the back ground of the 40k universe instead of relying heavily on APM like many of the modern RTS games.

solid_snake1461
solid_snake1461

I particularly love the concept of "luck" here because, really, "luck" is the only thing that none can control. And just like the background of the 40k universe, countless wars and battles have been won or loss because of a simple twist of fate.

Back to business with the Gameworkshop's issue. As I said, that was back then and this is now. You are correct that GW didn't have the standing ground back then. But they have some now at least. Honest speaking, my first know about the 40k is the Dark Crusade. And at the market now are being saturated by the well established RTS formular, a turn-based game like X-COM could bring fresh wind to the community. Also, there is one thing that I haven't seen GW tried before: Apocalyse-sized battlefield on digital. The machines are much more powerful now to support such grand scale game.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@solid_snake1461  

Also, you may want to consider that even if your wish is granted, you might get something like the Warhammer 40K version of the rebooted XCOM, because Games Workshop's partner insists on "accessibility".

You are aware that the latter game didn't sit well with the X-COM ("There is a hyphen!") purists, aren't you?

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@solid_snake1461  

Well, I would agree with you, but how would you reconcile certain issues about turn-based games?

For one, there are the random number generators (RNGs), otherwise nicknamed "digital dice", which tend to be pervasive in turn-based tactical strategy games. This makes luck a tremendous factor in gameplay. Dad luck can sink otherwise great plans, and more importantly, make a mockery of one's experience and skill.

Yet, if digital dice were to be omitted, the game would be fundamentally not that much different from a game of chess; to be specifically elaborate, victory can already be seen from the first turn by players of particular experience and/or intellect, if luck and reflexes are not factors of success.

(I actually personally prefer that kind of consequence, but this is going to make for a formidable barrier of entry to newcomers.)

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@solid_snake1461 @RockZillaX @royjones40000 

I suppose that you could make that argument there.

However, I want to tell you that Games Workshop has done that "Apocalypse-sized battlefield" thing that you have suggested for its video games.

To be more accurate, it has been done by Games Workshops' partner, SSI, and developer Holistic Design, and it was done using the now-discontinued "Epic" line of tabletop games by Games Workshop. That game is Final Liberation (1997).

The last game that I would like to see coming for the Warhammer 40K is yet another game which have Titans and Stompas rolling digital dice to hit each other.

royjones40000
royjones40000

Roulette wheel in bookies is computer generated randomness