Friday, 16 January 2015

BATTLEFLEET GOTHIC video game announced

Focus Interactive have announced they are working on a Battlefleet Gothic real-time strategy game, subtitled Armada. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Battlefleet Gothic pitches the starships, warships and massive star cruisers from the various factions against one another. The original miniatures game was very popular and there have been calls for a computer game version for years.

The board game line was suspended two years ago, leading to speculation that Games Workshop was putting the sub-franchise to one side. The video game news suggests it may have a future after all. The new game is being made by the same team behind the well-received Stellar Impact. No release date has been set, but Focus are pretty good at not announcing games until they are reasonably close to release, so a late 2015 release may be possible.

In the Warhammer 40,000 universe, the starships fielded by the major races are huge, with the largest Imperial battleships exceeding 8km in length. Armada will initially depict ships from the Imperium, Orks, Eldar and Chaos factions, although if successful I imagine others will follow.

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