Posted Wed, Jun 19, 2013 by Sardu
A lot of planning and coordination goes into an event like E3 each year, even for those of us on the media side of the fence. Most of the time we'll roll our mobile command center into the event knowing who we'll be meeting and which games we'll be playing well in advance.
Occasionally, however, we're thrown a curveball or two and be just as surprised as the rest of the gaming world by major announcements or game reveals. This was one of those years, and the icing on the cake is that the game - from what we've been shown so far - looks to be worthy of all the attention being heaped upon it.
Ten Ton Hammer's Biggest Surprise of E3 2013 Award goes to...
Warhammer 40k is one of those golden IPs that has the potential to translate into one killer MMO experience. Games Workshop clearly understands this potential, so when the originally planned game from THQ fell by the wayside, it was only a matter of time before a new developer would pick up the reigns.
A week before E3 this would have landed squarely in the realm of speculation, to say we were surprised by the event week announcement of the Eternal Crusade MMO would be a gross understatement. It clearly took gamers by surprise as well, with Warhammer 40k being one of the most talked about announcements to come out of the expo.
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