I’ve played 40k on and off since Rogue Trader in my early years of High School. Yes that makes me old. With the cancellation of THQ’s Dark Millenium, no official word on Space Marine 2 (it’s gone dammit!) and Dawn of War 3 somewhere else thats neither confirmed or not confirmed…. This will have to do. It’s touted as an MMO, which it is, and will play in the same vein as Planetside 2, being third person with large open battlefields and lots of things to do.
There will be a PVP focus, with PVE elements in the form of small instances (?? I think) and PVE bits inside the open world within faction territory to drive game story. I’ve brought in like I normally do for F2p and been able to reserve some name for my Marines.
The boys above are screenshots taken from Space Marine on PC, which the devs for EC have noted as being a vague influence.