Jackalyptic Games announces a new Warhammer MMO
Serve the Emperor now, tomorrow you could be dead.
Jackalyptic Games (formerly Jackalope Games) have announced that a brand new Warhammer MMO is currently in development. The studio was founded in May 2022 by former Daybreak Austin and Cryptic Studios CEO Jack Emmert. The studio confirmed the early development in partnership with Games Workshop. Emmert already has a broad experience in the industry since he previously worked on MMOs such as Star Trek Online, City of Heroes, and DC Universe Online. Judging by the information available on the studio’s website, the game will focus on the rich Warhammer universe, which is great news for all die-hard fans of the series.
“As someone who has molded my career developing expansive MMO stories, I’m proud to unveil that our first game in development at Jackalyptic Games will focus on the rich universes of Warhammer. Bringing the deep lore of this IP to our game is a massive undertaking, and we are thrilled to work alongside Games Workshop to bring this vision to life.”
Emmert also provided more context on eagerness to work with the IP in an interview with MMORPG, saying:
“We haven’t specified the particular IP yet, but I can tell you as a longtime fan of everything Warhammer, I’m thrilled. Honestly, my career has been spent trying to create games inspired by my personal hobbies – comic books (City of Heroes, Champions Online), Star Trek (Star Trek Online), D&D (Neverwinter), DC Comics (DC Universe Online) – and a couple of stabs at Marvel. Warhammer is another passion of mine.”
In any case, fans are hoping that this will turn out better than the previous attempts of making at Warhammer MMO. The last attempt was Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, developed by Mythic Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts back in 2008. While the game had a lot of hype going on and was massively praised for its innovative PvP content. But despite all this hype, the subscriber count remained low and the game was eventually shut down (in 2013). Time will tell if this attempt turns out better!