Games Workshop has terminated development of massively multiplayer online RPG Warhammer Online, which had been under construction at Britsoft development Climax.
In an announcement to the City this afternoon, the tabletop specialist said the termination came at the behest of the board "following a full review of the progress, costs to date and future costs of the project".
Warhammer Online has been in development for quite some time. Originally announced in 2000 as a joint Climax/Microsoft project developed with Games Workshop's blessing, Sega Europe picked up the rights to publish it in various regions including Europe and North America in May 2003.
Having initially declined to comment on the situation, a Sega Europe representative has since been in touch with the following official statement confirming the game's cancellation:
"Warhammer Online was due to be published by Sega Europe in early 2005. We regret to confirm that development has now ceased on this project. Sega remains committed to expanding its portfolio by working with the best developers in the marketplace."
News source: Eurogamer