THQ announced today that Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium has been reworked and redesigned from being an MMO into a single-player and online multiplayer game.
“As previously announced, we have been actively looking for a business partner for the game as an MMO. 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,” said Brian Farrell, President and CEO of THQ Inc. “Because we believe strongly in the high-quality and vast creative work that is in production, this is the right decision for both our portfolio and for gamers devoted to this powerful property.”
Due to the refocus of the game, two THQ internal studios will see a reduction of 79 employees, at Vigil Games and 39 at Relic Entertainment.
Vigil Games is currently working on the summer release of Darksiders II, while Relic Entertainment focuses on two of THQ’s franchises: Company of Heroes and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War.