THQ respond to Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online cancellation rumours

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Rumours spread over the weekend suggesting that the Warhammer 40,000 MMO Dark Millennium Online had been cancelled, along with THQ's planned 2014 releases. THQ denied the rumours saying they have "not cancelled its 2014 line-up, and has not made any decisions regarding their planned MMO."

The rumours started when Kevin Dent, 12 year industry veteran and CEO of the video games consultancy practice Tiswaz Entertainment, tweeted a series of rumours about THQ's future. "Apparently, The Game Workshops MMO has been cancelled by THQ" he tweeted, adding that "I am hearing everything (in 2014 is canceled), they need to preserve cash."

Splash Damage working on new game based on 'major entertainment brand'

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UPDATE THE SECOND - It seems all this fuss has been over nothing, with Splash Damage's Paul Wedgewood tweeting:

"We're not working with Disney. We're not building a pop culture IP. We're only using BRINK tech for BRINK updates atm."

UPDATE - Both Eurogamer and Kotaku are speculating this could be a Marvel comics game, based on the sentence "a company widely believed to have given up on the console publishing business", which could well be Disney, who own the Marvel brand. The timing also fits with the '50 years' quote, as the Marvel we know first took off in 1961 with the creation of the Fantastic Four.

Could we see an Avengers game based on Brink? Would it resemble the awesome looking cancelled Avengers FPS from THQ (video above)? We can only hope.

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Hiding in the corner of an Industry Gamers article is a hint at Brink developer Splash Damage's next project. Apparently the studio has "at least one unannounced project for a major entertainment brand", which will be based on the Brink engine. Exactly which brand it is is still a secret, but the article claims it is: "One of the biggest American pop culture brands of the last 50 years."

Speculation at the ready people! What could it be? What 50 year old pop culture license could lend itself to Brink's technology?

Rumour: Doom 4 'indefinitely postponed'

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Update - RockPaperShotgun let us know that Peter Hines has called this rumour 'complete bollocks'.

Kotaku are reporting that id Software's Doom 4 has been put on hold following Rage's launch issues. Kotaku's unnamed source tells them that Bethesda felt that the problematic launch demonstrated a "a serious lack of confidence" in the id management. These rumours are of course just that, and must be taken with a grain of salt.

In our Rage review Rich enjoyed the game, but found it very linear and old fashioned. While opinion was more divided over it during the our recent podcast. What do you think?

Rainbow 6 remake rumoured

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Kotaku are reporting that the next Rainbow Six game will be set in New York and will have Rainbow facing off against domestic terrorists.

The information is rumoured to have come from an inside scoop from an unnamed source.