Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is no longer Eternal – Behavior Interactive pulled the plug on PvP and PvE servers on September 10th.
That means the free-to-play PC game is no longer fully playable, just shy of its fifth birthday. This prompted a handful of disappointed fans to post negative reviews on Steam, although the game’s controversial free-to-play gated content had seen it otherwise see a mostly “mixed” reaction from players.
“Today we officially sunset the game,” Behavior Interactive said in a post. Steam on 10 September. “As part of the shutdown, all personal data related to Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade has been removed.
“We are proud of all the work that Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade has done, and the wonderful community that has rally behind the game. Thank you for everything, we appreciate all your support over the years.”
“Having more hours in this game than any other game on Steam, I can say that this shooter/melee madness became my all-time favorite for the genre,” said A player who has taken a staggering 1729.5 hours playing the game.
“Of course the game had its issues such as dev overpromising, bugs and glitches, game optimization and map design not being so great, issues with balance, etc. But at the end of the day, I think the end result is very was unique. Game that at least attempted to live up to the feel like a w40k shooter.
“I want to thank you Eternal Crusade, it was fun.”
ICYMI, in other Warhammer news, Warhammer 40K: Darktide will be written by Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor writer, Dan Abnett. After writing Gaunt’s Ghost series, Abnett became well known to the Warhammer community, making him a good fit for Darktide’s premise.
Like Vermintide, Darktide is a four-player co-op game that will see players use a variety of abilities and weapons to take down enemies, which will on occasion be a heretical cult known as the Admonition.
Warhammer 40K: Darktide will launch on PC and Xbox Series X/S later this year.
There’s still a lot to be excited about in gaming this year. It’s here upcoming games of 2021 We really just can’t wait.