Relic to help Develop Warhammer 40k MMO
With seven Dawn of War titles under its belt and the upcoming Space Marine about ready for release, Relic has asserted itself as the definitive developer of the Warhammer universe. Fans will be happy to learn that Relic will help Vigil Games develop the 40k MMO, Dark Millennium Online.
Relic marketing manager James McDermott told Eurogamer:
[The developers at Vigil] are definitely interacting with us a lot because we have a pedigree and an understanding of the IP, which they’re trying to develop.
In terms of the some of the core mechanics [of Space Marine], they were looking at our combat system quite carefully at one point to see if they could try and make it – not the same – but just have some level of consistency. That’s definitely been a consideration.
While Relic was happy to serve as a consult in the past, the release of Space Marine may afford them the free time to take a more active role in Dark Millenium’s development.
We just on the whole try to work as collaboratively as possible, and with Space Marine wrapping up, we may become more involved in just helping them on a day to day basis with some things as we move forward.