Games Workshop and Steel Wool Studios have announced that an all new game based on the Warhammer 40K franchise is on the way called The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth. The tactical turn-based game is due for release on PC and for virtual reality HMDs.
The upcoming title is set to arrive “soon” in Steam’s Early Access phase. I know, I know… full versio nor bust. However, given that Games Workshop is involved I tend to doubt that they would let the game wallow lazily in the sanctuary of procrastinating devs. They’re going to drop the Imperial Warhammer on them and make sure the game gets released in a timely enough manner so they can make some sweet coinage on the licensing.
Anyway, a trailer accompanied the news of the announcement, which you can check out below.
The cinematic trailer features two Space Marines battling it out in a simple but violent sequence. It lacks the gore of THQ’s Warhammer 40K: Space Marine or the over-the-top Hollywood presence of Relic Entertainment’s cinematics for Dawn of War, but it’s a simple enough setup to get the point across that the Marines are fighting amongst themselves, and you’ll have to pick a side and do battle.
According to Joshua Qualtieri, co-Founder and head of development at Steel Wool Games, he mentioend in the press release…
“Our team has always wanted to play a Warhammer 40k Horus Heresy game where you actually felt like you were in the midst of the battle… where your mastery had true consequence. We can’t wait for fans like us to play this game and let us know how they feel and what we can improve on. That’s the great spirit of Early Access.”
The core gameplay will consist of a single-player campaign mode, which will include a five-part narrative. The Early Access version of the game will only contain the first initial chapter and then they will slowly roll out the subsequent chapters thereafter.
In addition to the single-player, the game will also feature a multiplayer PvP mode with four maps and two game modes across Deathmatch and Objective Match.
The team will continue to roll out updates for the game until it graduates from Early Access. You can keep track of the development by visiting the Steam store page.