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THQ's Danny Bilson discusses possible Dark Millennium Online business models

THQ's Danny Bilson discusses possible Dark Millennium Online business models

Partnering with Game's Workshop has been a lucrative investment for publisher THQ, which has launched a variety of titles tied to the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Sometime in 2013, THQ is set to jump into the massively multiplayer online space with Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online from developer Vigil Games. But the MMO landscape is changing, with more games launching (or eventually turning to) free-to-play as its business model.

Speaking with THQ executive VP of Core Games Danny Bilson, he discussed his company's plans for Dark Millennium Online and responds to Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley's comments that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be the last game with a traditional pay-to-play model.

Read more: 'A lot of different models' for Dark Millennium Online »

"Titan Warhound. Haven't seen much of the Titans at all in the 40k games."
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Space Marine sequel faces 'creative overlap' with Dark Millennium Online

Space Marine sequel faces 'creative overlap' with Dark Millennium Online

Interviewing Danny Bilson, THQ's executive VP of Core Games, last night at a preview event for an upcoming title, I asked whether or not Relic's Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine sold well enough to "deserve" a sequel.

"Perhaps," Bilson told me. "But there's an issue--a very interesting one around that. I can't speak to it too much without giving away too much about the MMO that we're working on," he said, referring to the long-in-development title Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online from Vigil Games.

Read more: Is there 'enough room' for both titles? »

"Forget about that MMO man, and get to work on that sequel. You need a fan base and for a lot of ..."
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