Video game giant Nexon announced that it has reached a license agreement with Games Workshop to develop and release “a new virtual world” based on Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. AoS is the very successful Warhammer reboot of the original Warhammer fantasy universe, which had a slightly rocky launch but since its second edition has won over (most) fans.
“As one of the largest game publishers in the world, Nexon is the ideal long-term strategic partner to bring Warhammer Age of Sigmar to life in a unique new way that will appeal to gamers around the world,” said Jon Gillard, Head of Games Workshop. Licence. “Nexon’s live operations and world-class infrastructure provide exciting opportunities to engage current and new Warhammer fans in this massive universe. We are really delighted to see the fruits of this collaboration in the years to come. “
There are some details about the game but no visual material or a release date. “Built on the legacy of Age of Sigmar, the new virtual world will feature a player world versus socially interactive environment supported by Nexon’s world-class live operations to keep the fun going with new content and services. I’m surprised they didn’t put the word metaverse in there.
“It’s an era of war,” the blurb read. “The Mortal Realms have been plundered. Ravaged by followers of the Gods of Chaos, they are on the verge of destruction. Players will command the hosts of war of God-King Sigmar and his allies as they fight to revive it. ‘hope and restore order to the kingdoms. “
This is not an MMO: it looks like a cooperative fighting game that will unfold its world over time. Under genre, the press release puts “PvE Multiplayer RPG Virtual World” and it will be released on consoles and mobiles as well as PC. “Each season, players will collect characters and enter new realms. Each character comes with unique options, stories, and gameplay. Players will be able to customize their characters and work cooperatively to guide the way sections of the realms are repeated. “