Electronic Arts announced Thursday that Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR) has passed 500,000 beta participants in North American and Europe.
“It’s fantastic that over half a million players want to help us with the development of WAR,” said Mark Jacobs, vice president and general manager of EA Mythic. “Their feedback will help us take WAR to the next level as we focus on refining gameplay, adding polish, and most importantly, making sure the game is extremely fun. We can’t wait to let them all into the living, breathing Warhammer universe that we’re creating.”
The anticipated massively-multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) from EA Mythic, is due out n mid-2008.
Beta testing resumes next week with a special sneak peek at the new Dark Elf lands and careers portions of the game, EA said in a statement. Developers hope to produce a successful online RPG with few bugs and finely tuned with a beta player pool half a million strong.
About the WAR:
War is everywhere in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR), the new fantasy MMORPG from the creators of Dark Age of Camelot. Based on Games Workshop’s wildly successful Warhammer tabletop fantasy war game, this world provides a rich setting for hundreds of thousands of players to experience the epic nature of war and the glory of battle.Players are thrust into a grim world of perpetual conflict to fight for the Realms of Order (Dwarfs, High Elves, and Empire) or Destruction (Greenskins, Dark Elves, and Chaos). Next generation Realm vs. Realm game play ensures that players are never fighting alone. With an army of allies at their back, players will defend their homeland, invade enemy Realms, and ultimately lead the siege of their enemy’s Capital City. Every aspect of the game — every player, every quest, every encounter, and every battle — can turn the tide of the ongoing war and mean victory for a player’s Realm!
For the first time ever, players can engage in Public Quests – multi-stage, communal quests to be completed by allied players fighting together against overwhelming odds. They can also embark on an epic quest to complete the Tome of Knowledge and unlock Warhammer lore, detailed monster information, new abilities, rewards, and major story plotlines. Drawing from a quarter century of highly detailed source material, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop’s fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds on the field of battle.
To learn more about the game, please visit www.warhammeronline.com.
Electronic Arts is hoping to turn Warhammer Online into the biggest new MMORPG of 2008. Click here to sign up for the beta.
WAR is based on Games Workshop’s tabletop fantasy war game.