We're barely a few days off from the launch of the digital remake of the Space Hulk board on the PC and yet already it looks like another property based on the 40k spin off game is being worked on. This time it's not related to the board game however, as it's a first person shooter, being developed by the guys behind E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy.
However StreumOn isn't alone working on this one. Turn based veterans and developer of the Blood Bowl online game, Cyanide, is also co-producing. The publisher will be Focus Home Interactive, the company behind Wargame Airland Battle and upcoming puzzler FPS, Magrunner.
According to the pamphlet (viewable in full in the gallery to the left), players take on the role of a DeathWing Terminator Librarian. A space wizard with super powered armoured and genetic modifications. You're the best of the best of the best, but you'll get creamed if the aliens get up close.
Which is what I imagine you'll be fighting a lot of. In dull, dark corridors. Space Hulk isn't about FPS action, it's about strategy, team management and fear at the unknown numbers of aliens waiting for you around the corner. This idea is a bust if you ask me.
What do you guys think?