Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr Getting Public Alpha Going Live This Week
The action RPG Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr has been in delay limbo for a little while now, having last been delayed from December 2016 to the second half of 2017. Even though there is still no release date in sight for the sandbox game, developer Neocore Games announced the creation of “The Founding”, a content campaign designed to give waiting players a way to play an alpha build of the yet-to-be-released game.
“‘The Founding’ is a very special Founders’ Campaign designed for players who would like to follow and influence the development of our game and help us form the very first Action-RPG in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.”
Going live on February 10th, Founder pack prices will start at $40. The base package includes the bare-bones game and access to various free content updates, with three higher tiers containing increasingly valuable goodies, both digital and physical. Though alphas are normally released through Steam Early Access, Neocore opted to run their own pre-release for Martyr internally.
“The main goal of the Founding is to invite people who already know more or less what they’re getting involved with. It’s all about transparency,” a representative told PC Gamer. “It is for players who’re happy to give us feedback, really into ARPGs and Warhammer 40K, and glad to play it even during the early development stages. The final game will be on Steam of course, and in other digital stores, and the Early Access presence can change as well. But it’s not planned right now.”
While The Founding may not be what Warhammer 40K fans have been waiting for, at least it means patient gamers will finally get to play Inquisitor – Martyr in some form. The pre-release campaign will go live later this week on February 10th, and will be available through the Neocore Games website.
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