Behaviour Interactive made a quiet announcement yesterday. The company and MuchDifferent revealed a partnership for the latter to provide the former with PikkoServer, middleware technology focused on multiplayer networks. If you’re not an insane hardware guru you probably don’t care, but there’s a bit in the announcement that you should care about. PikkoServer has allowed MuchDifferent to provide support for 1,000 players in a single game environment!
This doesn’t mean 500v500 PvP is confirmed for Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade. However, the statement did reveal that developer Behaviour Interactive has ambitions for an impressively large and scalable battle.
“Imagine seeing 500 Space Orks running towards you shouting Waaagh! While you and 499 of your Space Marines friends get ready to defend your Fortress!! I know I can!!!’’ said Miguel Caron, Behaviour Interactive Online’s Head of Studio of the deal.
Not confirmed. But we can be hopeful. Exclamation point!