The disbanding of THQ and the flight of Vigil to Crytek has surely scuppered Warhamner 40,000: Dark Millennium Online, so what are 40k fans to do? Play Space Marine again? Start collecting another Ork army? Tempting - but wait! A new contender, Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade has appeared with a website that will shout zealous 40k maxims at you if you enter. There are no pictures or movies of the game yet, but it'll be a fighty third person, persistent world MMO in which "players choose a Warhammer 40,000 race and fight directly as one of their warriors in massive conflicts for territory."
THQ is no more: the bankrupt publisher and developer auctioned off its assets in U.S. Bankruptcy Court today. Though the court must still approve the sales, a letter from THQ's CEO (which was passed to Kotaku by an employee) reveals the bidders, which include Sega, Ubisoft, Deep Silver, Crytek, and Take-Two, and the THQ franchises and studios they'll acquire. Inside is a breakdown of who's getting what, and what led to today's sale.
Relic have just announced that they've dropped Games for Windows Live for Dawn of War II: Retribution, their upcoming expandalone campaign for their strategy/co-op tactics hybrid set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. They've prepared a statement, copied below. We also innocently asked them the obvious question: what was wrong with Games for Windows Live?