Behaviour Interactive announced on June 10th that their 2016 PvP shooter, Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade, will be shutting down on September 10th. The brief statement, posted at the same time that the title was removed from Steam, offers no explanation but the causes are easy to predict. The game has had under 200 weekly concurrent players since the end of 2019 but if the low figures aren’t to blame, then an expired license of the Warhammer property is the next best guess. Games Workshop has regularly licensed the franchise to developers for a variety of games but isn’t afraid to let those deals expire and see them pulled from sale. The team’s announcement follows:
Today we are announcing the sunsetting of the game. The servers will be closing on the 10th September 2021. Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade will no longer be playable at this point.
We are proud of all of the work that went into Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade, and for the amazing community that rallied behind the game. Thank you for everything, we appreciate all of your support through the years.
Thank you for this adventureThe Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade crew
I’ve added the date to the Watch List calendar and will have a page up on the site soon. Thanks to Wakayama_PT for submitting the news to the site.