If you’re missing your Warhammer 40,000 fix, considering how long it has been since the release of the last big game dedicated to Games Workshop’s franchise, Bandai Namco is coming to the rescue. Today the company announced with a press release that it secured a publishing deal with Behaviour Digital for the massively multiplayer shooter Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade.
While the game’s PC release has always taken front and center stage, the PS4 and Xbox One versions have always been mentioned in passing, as something that might happen some time in the future. The press release confirms that they’re coming, explaining that the game will be released on “PlayStation4, Xbox One and PC starting summer 2016.” This probably means that PS4 and Xbox One will come later, but they are indeed coming.
In the meanwhile, the game has debuted today on Steam Early access, so you can already check it out the work-in-progress version on PC if you so wish.
Behavior Senior Vice President Stephen Mulrooney accompanied the press release with a statement:
“It’s an honor to work on a Warhammer 40,000 game that’s already getting great community feedback on our pre-alpha. We can’t wait to share what we’ve built with a wider audience.”
CEO Rémi Racine also commented:
“We are really happy to have BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment on board as a partner to complement our collaboration with Games Workshop.”
Last but not least, we also get a comment from Bandai Namco Vice-President of 3rd Parties Alberto Gonzalez Lorca.
“We are delighted to start a new kind of collaboration with Behaviour Interactive. Thanks to our prevailing distribution network and structure, customers from almost 100 countries will have access to Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade! Last but not least; our team here at BANDAINAMCO Entertainment Europe is excited to work on the legendary Warhammer license.”
If you want to see more about the game, we also got an in-engine cinematic trailer, and quite a few screenshots.