MMO Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Launches Founder Program, Releases Alpha Gameplay Footage

A look at some very early gameplay footage.

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We went to see MMO Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade at E3 2014, but developer Behavior Interactive only talked about its plans for the game without showing any in-game footage.

Earlier this week, Behavior launched its Founder Program, and with it posted a number of videos of Eternal Crusade’s alpha gameplay. You’ve likely heard the terms “alpha,” “beta,” and “early access,” a lot lately, and might have even been impressed with the early state of games like Battlefield Hardline and Destiny.

The footage below, however, is from a truly early build of the game, which is most obvious because of the textureless grayboxes you can see everywhere. Otherwise, the gameplay itself looks very much like the multiplayer mode from Relic Entertainment’s Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine released in 2011, only you can pilot vehicles as well. That also matches with Behavior’s description of Eternal Crusade as mix between Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine and PlanetSide 2.

Buying into the Eternal Crusade founder's program gets you a copy of the full game when it's released and access to various game modules as they are developed. You can find a tentative timeline of when those modules will be released on Behavior’s website. The most expensive package, selling at $120, earns you access to all four of the game's factions, and points you can use to purchase other items in the game.

The game itself is currently scheduled to be released at the end of 2015.

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