There’s going to be a Warhammer 40k FPS named Space Hulk: Deathwing

Deathwing follows a faithful turn-based adaptation of Space Hulk released last year.

Space Hulk is a board game about combat in cramped quarters, in which short missions are cut shorter when chitin appendages inevitably find a gap in your squad’s terminator armour.

What it’s not is an FPS. And yet here is Space Hulk: Deathwing, an Unreal Engine 4 shooter about leading a squad of bulky spacemen into battle with genestealers aboard a mangled mass of asteroids and rotting spaceships.

Deathwing is the work of StreumOn Studio - the Deux Ex disciples behind ludicrously ambitious shooter-RPG E.Y.E Divine Cybermancy, which seemed to do okay on Steam.

As a heavily armed and armoured Deathwing Librarian, we’ll forcibly shush the chattering monsters in the claustrophobic aisles of a Space Hulk - one of the congealed balls of space debris that drifts along currents in the Warp, 40K’s chaos dimension.

The HR Giger-style genestealers were the real stars of the board game, and will remain so here - their various subspecies will populate Deathwing, and even provide humanoid heavy weapon-wielders in the form of hybrids. StreumOn promise they’ll be “varied, versatile, and terrifying” - and plan to supplement them with chaos minions like Bloodlords (boss material if ever it travelled the Warp).

Our Librarian will gather new equipment and weapons aboard the hulk, eventually unlocking a degree of psychic ability via skill trees that suggest a healthy RPG element.

It’s not clear whether the “perilous missions” will be separated on seamless - but we’re in contact with StreumOn to find out more.

This is the first Warhammer FPS since 2003’s iffy Fire Warrior. That’s a pretty big deal, yeah?

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gimer2021 Avatar
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3 Years ago

It is also going to be squad based and have locational damage. here are some details from the rpgcodex thread

- The game will be released in 2015

- You can unlock new weapons and powers with faith accumulated during missions

- There are 4 AI terminator squadmates with you during missions, and you can give them orders

- There are differents type of genestealers with advanced AI and can ambush the player

- Full coop campaign where you play as 4 Terminators (no librarian in coop) with permadeath and the ability to take control of a genestealer when you're dead

- 5 paths skill tree

- Occulus rift support

- Not sure if good news but there is only 10 people working on it. Same as E.Y.E.

- Damage to the head or having both of your legs destroyed will make you restart the mission. There should be medikits, even if the health system isn't very clear yet.

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Shriven Avatar
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3 Years ago

Wasnt Space Marines an FPS even though it was a shoulder cam?

Also, Inb4 "Lol they stole it from wow lololol"

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Empyre Avatar
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3 Years ago

First Person is when visually, the view of the camera is precisely the view of the main character.

Third person is a view from some other place. The camera can move independently of the action of the main character or the things around him. Or the camera can remain stationary. So an over the shoulder cam would be a 3rd person perspective.

Just nulling any confusion. No douchebaggery intended.

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ambershee Avatar
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3 Years ago

"What it’s not is an FPS."

Wrong. Thirty seconds spent in google would have told you that Space Hulk has been a shooter before, on the PC, Playstation and Saturn (Space Hulk - Vengeance of the Blood Angels).

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Kandosii Avatar
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3 Years ago

"This is the first Warhammer FPS since 2003’s iffy Fire Warrior. That’s a pretty big deal, yeah?"

You're forgetting Relic / THQ's Space Marine from 2011 Jeremy. A very good game In my humble opinion.

None the less was very excited when the teaser trailer came out a few months ago

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roguecop Avatar
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3 Years ago

Space Marines was a third person shooter, this is a first person shooter.

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