Despite actually using the word MMO or MMORPG in the press release, it looks like Nexon has entered a licensing agreement with Games Workshop for a Warhammer MMO, or as they put it a “New PvE Social Multiplayer With Next-Generation RPG And Social Features” and also a “PvE Multiplayer RPG Virtual World”.
Built on the legacy of Age of Sigmar®1, the new Virtual World will feature a socially interactive player-versus-environment world supported by Nexon’s world-class Live Operations for sustaining the fun with new content and service.
Not much more is detailed about the upcoming Warhammer title except that it looks like it will be released for PC, console, and mobile, so we might be looking at some type of cross-platform game. We also got a bit of background lore as part of the press release.
It is an era of war. The Mortal Realms have been despoiled. Ravaged by the followers of the Chaos Gods, they stand on the brink of destruction. Players will command the war hosts of the God-king Sigmar and his allies as they fight to reignite hope and bring order back to the realms. Each season, players will collect characters and enter new realms. Each character comes with unique options, stories and gameplay. Players will be able to customize their characters and work cooperatively to guide how sections of the Realms are retaken.