Well known publisher THQ has been having cash flow issues of late, and this state of affairs has led to the announcement earlier today that Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online will be removing the ‘online’ tag from its title and moving forward as a single player game with multiplayer options.
“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 in a prepared statement.
Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing for Games Workshop added the following:
“We are genuinely excited about the new direction that THQ is taking with Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium, and we are sure that this will be a great addition to the ever growing stable of authentic and engaging Warhammer 40,000 video games.”
In addition to the change of focus for Dark Millennium, THQ has laid off 79 full-time employees at Vigil Games in Austin, Texas, and 39 employees at Relic Entertainment inVancouver, B.C, a further indication of the financial troubles the company currently faces.
For more information about the MMO that no longer is, you can visit the official Dark Millennium website.