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Posted: Jan 15th 2012 7:33PM Ebaon said

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This sucks.

Posted: Jan 15th 2012 7:37PM SKYeXile said

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sad face.

Posted: Jan 15th 2012 7:38PM dudes said

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Austerity is going to see off numerous company's, not necessarily just those in the gaming industry. Bye bye W40K. :'(

Condolences.

Posted: Jan 15th 2012 7:38PM Poordevil said

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Oh man real bummer for everyone involved. All the guys and gals who been working on that game. That has to be tough. Hopefully whoever picks up the company will continue with War40K. They seemed like a pretty talented bunch over at THQ. I can only hope someone comes along with deep pockets who can make lemonade out of this bad news.

Posted: Jan 15th 2012 9:23PM Song7 said

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@Poordevil I'm not sure if that's entirely possible. "Dent went on to say that the publisher had also canceled all projects due for release in 2014 and was in the process of returning intellectual property to their licensors."

The way I read that is there is a possibility the WAR IP may not get sold along with the company.
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Posted: Jan 15th 2012 7:41PM Ehra said

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Well, this sure isn't the best thing I've read today.

Posted: Jan 15th 2012 7:57PM Gaugamela said

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Wow. This caught me offguard.
I didn't like some of the development decisions on this game but THQ is a great studio and they've done great Warhammer games.

Posted: Jan 15th 2012 8:01PM jealouspirate said

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=(

Sad about the 40K MMO, but THQ is a great studio overall and has really made some great games.

Posted: Jan 15th 2012 8:03PM Dumac said

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At least we will have Wrath of Heroes, not all is lost.


I'm sorry, that was cruel. Hopefully this rumor is false.

Posted: Jan 15th 2012 8:06PM Alex Oglitchkin said

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So is it EA or Activision that end up buying THQ. Either way doesn't look good when gamers have less companies to pick from.

Posted: Jan 15th 2012 9:26PM Song7 said

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@Alex Oglitchkin That would be the saddest event in all of this.
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Posted: Jan 15th 2012 8:10PM (Unverified) said

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THQ aside (I do like some of they games they published) I'm almost thankful for the MMO to be canceled.

It was a two-faction game in a world of constant warring between multiple factions. This fact alone would have doomed any open-world PVP possibilities the game could have.

That set up goes against not only the fluff, but also good game design.

Posted: Jan 15th 2012 8:59PM Budukahn said

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@Shadowstorm

Bit unnecessary and immature don't you think? Threatening a stranger with death over the internet for a personal opinion.

A lot of folks including myself were disappointed that they took the 40K setting and appeared to want to water it down to Warcraft standard Alliance Versus Horde two faction gameplay. There didn't seem to be a lot of ambition beyond the "make a game that plays like WoW and slap an IP on it" the appears to typify AAA MMO development in the west nowadays.

Perhaps that's inevitable that when you combine a big licence with MMO development; theres just no room for Innovation. The Old Republic would seem to bear that out. But that doesn't make it any less disappointing whenever it happens.

That said, I'll be personally sad if THQ goes under. Their games have kept me entertained plenty over the years.
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Posted: Jan 15th 2012 10:33PM h4ngedm4n said

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@Budukahn
Pretty much this. I doubt Games Workshop would have allowed for much innovation regarding their IP anyways, preferring to stick to tried and true design.
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Posted: Jan 15th 2012 10:52PM Stellar25 said

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@(Unverified) I can't tell if you are talking about WAR or the War40k MMO.
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Posted: Jan 15th 2012 11:21PM KvanCetre said

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@Shadowstorm
"You are the worst kind of person"
Threaten extreme violence over opinion.

The mind boggles. You should probably consider some very expensive anger management.
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Posted: Jan 15th 2012 8:11PM Alex Oglitchkin said

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So will it be EA or Activision that ends up buying THQ? Whoever wins we lose.

Posted: Jan 15th 2012 8:38PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah probably be scooped up by one of the giants....more and more seems like we'll have two companies to choose from. Sure wish some of these guys' coulda stayed afloat...

Posted: Jan 15th 2012 8:40PM Daeths said

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I thought 40k was going to be a 2013 launch. Seems stupid for them to cancel such a strong IP that has had so much put into it already. Ill believe it when its more than just a rumor and a tweet.

Posted: Jan 15th 2012 8:45PM Mikx said

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Yikes. I wonder what will happen to Relic and their Dawn of War and Company of Heroes.

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