Space Hulk: Deathwing is an FPS

Games Workshop is going wild with video game adaptations lately, licensing its beloved tabletop franchises to everyone and their grandmother. That Focus Home has licensed Warhammer 40,000 off-shot Space Hulk for an FPS is no surprise, then, but here's the weird bit: Space Hulk: Deathwing> is made by Streum On Studio, the folks behind E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy.

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Games Workshop is going wild with video game adaptations lately, licensing its beloved tabletop franchises to everyone and their grandmother. That Focus Home has licensed Warhammer 40,000 off-shot Space Hulk for an FPS is no surprise, then, but here's the weird bit: Space Hulk: Deathwing is made by Streum On Studio, the folks behind E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy.

Yes, E.Y.E, that weird and wonky cyberpunk FPS from 2011. Yet somehow it doesn't seem a wholly awful fit: you don't want to play Just Another Licensed FPS, do you? Divine Cybermancy was wildly ambitious and while it fell short on execution, it had some grand ideas and Streum On certainly tried to be different. Working within the constraints of a derelict spaceship rather than a sprawling cyberpunk city may force the developer to focus.

As for Deathwing itself, we know it'll put you in the Terminator armour of a Space Marine Librarian from the Dark Angels' Deathwing chapter, and send you into a drifting Space Hulk on the usual Space Hulk business: fight Genestealers; find cool stuff. Like E.Y.E, it'll have RPG elements, granting XP to spend on weapons, abilities, relics, and psyker powers.

Deathwing's release date and platforms are a secret for now, though it's on Unreal Engine 4 so it could hit most systems. Other facts: the official website has no useful information.

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    September 4, 2013 8:15 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Space Hulk: Deathwing is an FPS.

    Games Workshop is going wild with video game adaptations lately, licensing its beloved tabletop franchises to everyone and their grandmother. That Focus Home has licensed Warhammer 40,000 off-shot Space Hulk for an FPS is no surprise, then, but here's the weird bit: Space Hulk: Deathwing> is made by Streum On Studio, the folks behind E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy.

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      September 4, 2013 8:56 AM

      SPACE HULK SPACE HULK SPACE HULK.

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      September 4, 2013 8:56 AM

      Not sure what I think of these. It seems like a good idea on paper. I haven't played E.Y.E., but I'm told it was sort of an incomprehensible mess.

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        September 4, 2013 10:44 AM

        I'm scared. E.Y.E was awful. It felt like a shitty half life mod made a decade too late.

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          September 4, 2013 11:07 AM

          I thought it was a good effort for a new team. I enjoyed it until the last mission, god that was bad.

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        September 5, 2013 4:31 AM

        I liked E.Y.E. for what it was.

        The narrative was an incomprehensible mess, but the gameplay was quite fun.

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      September 4, 2013 10:46 AM

      Why can't they just let Relic keep the rights? Not like they made crap games...... I still want my Space Marine sequel entitled Orks!!!!!!

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        September 4, 2013 2:31 PM

        seriously = (

        I don't understand why they liscence these games out to shit no name devs

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        September 4, 2013 9:30 PM

        I hope this doesn't mean that Relic no longer has the rights, and that it's more just GW wanting more devs on their IP.

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        September 5, 2013 1:08 AM

        Yeah why are they giving it out to these unproven studios

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      September 4, 2013 11:10 AM

      GW sure does like using small studios these days.

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        September 4, 2013 2:36 PM

        They've often had terrible taste in partner studios, look at the old SSI GW games, generally terrible.

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          September 4, 2013 2:42 PM

          Is it because they don't understand the computer market?

          Were their deals with Relic a fluke?

          Do they have such ridiculous demands that the only developers that would work under such constraints are new & naive?

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      September 4, 2013 3:00 PM

      I have the weirdest boner....

      :(