Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade to run on PikkoServer from MuchDifferent

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

There hasn’t been a whole lot of news about the upcoming Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade MMORPG aside from its initial announcement, but today it was announced that developer Behaviour Interactive will be partnering with MuchDifferent to utilize their PikkoServer technology. PikkoServer has been used before to allow 1,000 players in a single game environment, and it sounds like this is what Behaviour is shooting for with Eternal Crusade. The full press release is below, and look for more news on the game as it comes in. It is still a ways off, as the full release is currently scheduled for late 2015, so don’t expect full gameplay videos or screenshots for a little bit.

Behaviour Interactive is proud to announce a new Eternal Crusade partnership with MuchDifferent, a leader in multiplayer game network technologies. In order to let a massive number of players meet in a shared environment, Behaviour Interactive has decided to power its most anticipated game using PikkoServer. This technology is the same one that MuchDifferent used to set a record breaking 1,000 players in a single game environment.

According to Stephen Mulrooney, Behaviour Interactive’s Executive Technical Director, “MuchDifferent offers a level of game server scalability for massively multiplayer online games that no one else can. With PikkoServer we’ll be able to meet the Gaming community’s expectations and more simultaneous players”.

Christian Lönnholm, CEO of MuchDifferent is “very excited that Behaviour will be using PikkoServer to deliver a world class multiplayer experience.”

This first partnership is a new step towards Behaviour Interactive’s vision of making a game which will stand out both by its gameplay and its ability to gather the Gaming community around the project. Miguel Caron, Behaviour Interactive Online’s Head of Studio is already picturing this new range of possibilities as he invites the community to “Imagine seeing 500 Space Orks running towards you shouting Waaagh! While you and 499 of your Space Marines friends get ready to defend your Forteress!! I know I can!!!’’

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MuchDifferent is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing high tech solutions, mainly in the fields of online gaming and signal analysis. MuchDifferent is owned in full by its members. MuchDifferent headquarters are located in Uppsala, Sweden.

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