THQ’s Warhammer MMO no longer an MMO, 100+ let go

THQ’s Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium MMO is no longer an MMO. The troubled publisher has announced that it’s decided to turn this one into a single- and multiplayer game instead.

As a result, 118 have been let go from its Vigil and Relic studios.

Vigil is said to continue work on the project, alongside the upcoming Darksiders II, while Relic will set its sights on Company of Heroes and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War.

“As previously announced, we have been actively looking for a business partner for the game as an MMO,” says THQ CEO Brian Farrell of Dark Millennium.

“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.”

The platforms and release timing will be announced at a later date.

“Because we believe strongly in the high-quality and vast creative work that is in production,” Farrell adds, “this is the right decision for both our portfolio and for gamers devoted to this powerful property.”