Nexon announced a licencing arrangement with Games Workshop to develop and market a "new Virtual World" based on Warhammer: Age of Sigmar in a press release. Age of Sigmar is a reimagining of the classic Warhammer fantasy universe by Warhammer.
In the press release, Games Workshop’s head of licensing, Jon Gillard, stated that “as one of the world’s largest game publishers, Nexon is the ideal long-term strategic partner to bring Warhammer Age of Sigmar to life in a unique new way that will appeal to gamers the world over.” He continued, “Nexon’s world-class live operations and infrastructure offers exciting opportunities for engaging current and new Warhammer fans in this massive universe. We’re really excited to see the fruits of this collaboration over the coming years.”
While there are no images or release date for the game, there are a few details about what to expect. Nexon has stated that the “new Virtual World will feature a socially interactive player-versus-environment world supported by Nexon’s world-class live operations for sustaining the fun with new content and service”.
Does that sound a little hazy? Given the game's very recent announcement, this is understandable. It does go on with a few more specific details. "Players will command the God-King Sigmar's war armies as they fight to revive hope and restore order to the worlds," according to the press release. "Players will collect characters and enter new realms each season," it continues. Each character has their own set of options, backstories, and gameplay." Players will also be able to customise their characters and team up to retake areas of the Realm.
In essence, the game appears to be a co-operative combat game that may be played spanning multiple seasons.
The game will be available for PC, console, and mobile platforms. There are currently no specifics on which consoles will be supported. The game's official genre is "PvE Multiplayer RPG Virtual World."
Nexon is most known for their mobile games, which include MapleStory. It oversees the upkeep of around 80 titles.