Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Shuts Down

Stick a f-Ork in it.

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor September 13, 2021
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Warhammer 40K Eternal Crusade Shutdown

Remember Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade? If you don't, that's understandable. The session-based hack-and-slash-and-shoot title from Behaviour Interactive limped through several years of development before finally launching in September 2016 to a mixed (putting it kindly) reception. It had a poor "free trial" mode that seriously gimped free players before finally going fully free-to-play just a few months after launch.

I'm choosing to draw attention to its being a "session-based" game with a long development time because it was originally slated to be a persisent, open-world game in the vein of PlanetSide 2. Maybe I'm still salty over the decision to change that, but it allows me to once again raise the question of why -- nearly a decade after PS2 came out -- has nobody attempted to reproduce that kind of game?

In any case, nothing is eternal, not even Eternal Crusade. As Massively Opinionated noticed, the announcement of the game's shutdown was all the way back in June, and it came to pass just this past Friday. That "WAAAAAGH!" you hear? It's not a battle cry, but a sad lament from the game's remaining players.

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (1)

laxiba 8 months ago
Eternal Crusade is a great example of a game that had everything going right but failed due to poor management of the team behind it. This is very sad.


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