In case anyone was worried about the future of a 40k MMO, check this show out!
News about the development of Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade is sparse but fans of the miniatures-based wargame are desperate to hear if their lore is going to get trampled on or celebrated. While this may not be a piece of news specifically about the game, this roleplaying experience is game mastered by the lead level designer of Eternal Crusade so all hope may not yet be abandoned.
Rollplay is a weekly series based on the Warhammer 40k pen and paper system. In this particular campaign, the players are working for an "Inquisitor" who sends them on a variety of missions with varying goals and dangers. If you'd like to know more about the 40k content they are using, TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit (host of the show) recommends the Wikipedia Page.
Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade is a new attempt at an MMO set in this dark, gothic setting. It was announced at E3 in 2013 and what little we know about it has come out of fansites devoted to the 40k campaign setting. At the moment, we know that the guns the space marines have will have a finite number of bullets, that collision detection is necessary since battles over geography are so important to a miniatures game, and that level progression will not be in the same linear sense that most MMOs rely on.
Behaviour is currently at phase 2 of their game development process. The outline indicates 9 phases with an eventual release sometime in 2015. During a recent "Ask me Anything" Behaviour Interactive representatives indicated that forums about the game will be "coming soon."
It hould be noted that while Steven Lumpkin seems to be a great GM, this doesn't necessarily mean that Eternal Crusade will be great (though, we really hope it actually does).