PAX 2015: Preview Warhammer: End Times — Vermintide

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I got a chance to check out Warhammer: End Times — Vermintide for the PC and speak with one of the developers as we watched PAX attendees play the demo.

Warhammer: End Times — Vermintide is a first person four-player co-op game, which the developer compared to Left For Dead (as far as the co-op aspect). Several times throughout the demo session, it was stressed that the focus of this game was to use teamwork and to emphasize co-operative gameplay.

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There are AI bots that can be used as the other three players, if you wanted to try to play this with only one person, but it was explained to me that you would not be able to get very far in the game because this game is geared towards multiplayer.

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Not being familiar with the Warhammer universe, I wasn’t quite sure what kinds of questions to ask, but we kind of went over the core premise of the game. So, in this story, the game is focusing on a sort of apocalypse in the Warhammer universe where you and three other players need to work together to survive an enemy onslaught.

I was told that there are several DLC packs planned, but no word on whether or not there will be a season pass.

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While watching the other players play the demo, I could tell that it was quite a difficult game. The gameplay is mainly short-ranged melee in first person perspective. Overall though, the game looked great and was very dark and gritty.

Warhammer: End Times — Vermintide is set to be released on PC/Steam first and then on PS4 in 2016.

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