Slitherine Acquires Development Rights for Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector

In a significant shift in the strategy gaming landscape, Slitherine has officially taken over the future development of the acclaimed title "Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector."
Slitherine Takes the Helm of Warhammer 40,000 Battlesector Development
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The strategy game publisher, renowned for its depth in creating tactical games, has secured the rights to the game’s engine, promising an exciting future for the franchise with plans for expansive new content.

Originally developed by Black Lab Games, Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector debuted in 2021 and quickly became a favorite among fans on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.

The game, which boasts a ‘Very Positive’ user rating on Steam, has been expanded over the years through six faction-specific DLCs and innovative game modes such as Planetary Supremacy and Daemonic Incursion.

Furthermore, enhancements like a scenario editor and the introduction of new units and playable factions like the Necrons and the Orks have continually enriched the gaming experience.

Leadership Comments on the Future of Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector

Marco Minoli, Director of Publishing at Slitherine, expressed his appreciation for Black Lab Games’ contributions:

“With Battlesector, Black Lab Games crafted a tactically rich and comprehensive entry in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, beloved by thousands. We are immensely thankful for their dedication and are thrilled to steer the future of this pivotal title.”

Marco Minoli

Looking ahead, Slitherine aims to expand the game’s universe with even more diverse and ambitious DLCs. Fans are encouraged to follow updates on the Battlesector Steam page and Slitherine’s social media channels.

Paul Turbett, CEO and Creative Director at Black Lab Games, reflected on their journey:

“Developing a game within the iconic Warhammer 40,000 universe has been an incredible journey. We’re grateful for the support from Games Workshop and our players, and we are confident that under Slitherine’s guidance, Battlesector’s future is very bright.”

Paul Turbett

As Black Lab Games pivots to focus on new projects, the community eagerly anticipates the next chapter in the Battlesector saga, under Slitherine’s experienced leadership.

About Slitherine

Slitherine Group stands as the premier global producer and publisher of digital wargames and strategy titles. Operating under the Slitherine and Matrix Games brands, the company has released a multitude of games across various digital platforms, including home consoles, smartphones, and tablets.

Its portfolio boasts numerous award-winning games. Additionally, Slitherine collaborates with a diverse range of prominent licensing partners, including NBC Universal®, Games Workshop®, Sony Pictures, BBC, Osprey, and several others, enhancing its offerings across the gaming industry.

Slitherine has published a wide range of strategy and wargames that have garnered attention and accolades across the gaming community. Some of their notable titles include:

  1. Field of Glory II – A turn-based tactical game set during the Rise of Rome, allowing players to command legions in various historical battles.
  2. Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War – A 4X strategy game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, focusing on turn-based tactical warfare.
  3. Panzer Corps 2 – The sequel to the popular Panzer Corps, this game offers a World War II strategy experience with detailed graphics and enhanced gameplay mechanics.
  4. Star Hammer: The Vanguard Prophecy – A sci-fi strategy game featuring naval battles in space, focusing on tactical positioning and real-time decision-making.
  5. Battlestar Galactica Deadlock – Players take command of the Colonial Fleet in tactical battles against the Cylons, set in the universe of the “Battlestar Galactica” TV series.
  6. Command: Modern Operations – This military simulation game allows players to manage air, land, sea, and cyber warfare in detailed real-world scenarios.

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