I received a bit of good, or at the very least interesting, news this afternoon from Amazon.com regarding Warhammer’s new release date. I know that these dates are always “set in mud” but the way it was worded and the fact that Amazon is issuing this date as a correction to their recent September date gives me a grain of hope. Here’s what they sent me (the emphasis is my own):
“We have received new release date information related to your pre-ordered video game in the order you placed on March 27 2008 09:34 PDT (Order# *Removed*). The release date for the video game listed below has been changed by the publisher, and we want to provide you with a new delivery estimate based on the new release date:
“Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Collector’s Edition [DVD-ROM]” [DVD-ROM] Release date: 10/07/2008 Estimated arrival date: 10/10/2008 – 10/15/2008″
Maybe I’m reaching, or maybe this is a good sign!
As for beta starting in the summer, the following was released from VideoGamer.com:
“The open beta for upcoming MMORPG Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will begin in “the summer”, the game’s European spokesperson has revealed to VideoGamer.com.”
Mark Jacobs has already cast a shadow of doubt on this information by telling the community not to believe anything unless it comes from Mythic directly. For what it’s worth, it’s at least another positive sign that maybe we won’t be stuck waiting until December to play.