THQ announced today that Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium will now be a single player game. That’s right; the game is due from some major changes. The first of which will be to change the model into a single player game with online multiplayer features.
President of THQ Brain Farrell states that, “However, based on changing market dynamics and the additional investment required to complete the game as an MMO, we believe the right direction for us is to shift the title from an MMO to a premium experience with single and multiplayer gameplay, robust digital content and community features.”
Because of this change, THQ has downsized by 79 full-time employees at Vigil Games in Austin, Texas and 39 employees at Relic Entertainment in Vancouver, B.C. If there is any comfort in this, it’s that Vigil Games will continue to work on Darksiders II, despite the lost.