Behaviour Interactive announced today that its upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade, will be developed with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.
Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is a science fiction third-person shooter and is the first game from Behaviour Interactive to make use of Unreal Engine 4.
“After evaluating our engine options we decided that Unreal Engine 4 and the team at Epic offered the type of support and the best toolset to make the Warhammer world come to life,” said Rémi Racine, Founder and CEO of Behaviour Interactive. “The sheer amount of productivity tools we get right out of the box have helped the game’s development progress significantly faster, allowing the team to ensure the highest quality at a rate we couldn’t have achieved before.”
Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is essentially an action-based shooter that features massive multiplayer battles where players are able to select one of four factions to fight for control of a world ravaged by war. You can also customize and craft characters in a progression system drawn from Warhammer 40,000 lore, although you'll need to take control of sectors to earn the right to do so.
“We love being a partner in this project and couldn’t be more thrilled to provide the tools that are helping ship a highly-anticipated MMO like Warhammer 40,000 Eternal Crusade,” said Joe Kreiner, Head of Licensing, Americas at Epic Games. “The team at Behaviour Interactive is a welcome addition to the Unreal family with their vast experience in the gaming industry and successful portfolio of titles.”
Eternal Crusade doesn't have a release date yet, but we'll keep you posted on its progress.