With a lot going on recently with the Sheriff and his band of robbing ******** (I bet they’re recruited from marketing!) It’s quite interesting to see announcements coming from other companies. Carabus recently reported on the Warpath coming from Mantic Games and today I’ve heard the news that Privateer Press is also entering the Sci-fi arena with their nuclear monikered Level 7, Take a look here for the lowdown on what we know so far.
What’s interesting to me is how much of this news has come out in quick succession. There is the rage of GWs price changes and the FailCast stuff, then 6th Ed 40k rumours sprout, then Mantic make an announcement and following that PP. It may be wishful thinking but perhaps the sharks are circling (in this case they probably have frickin’ laser beams attached). GW are not doing themselves any favours and with two companies who have decent reputations throwing their hats into the ring could this be a real turning point whereby the Sheriff’s oft derided self-destructive business strategy really starts to bite.
For gamers increased competition can only be a good thing and I look forward to seeing what the future has to hold.