There’s definitely no shortage of Warhammer 40K games out there, heck we even have a list of them right here. However, we can’t say that we know of any sandbox open-world action RPGs set in this universe, which is what Warhammer 40: Inquisitor – Martyr claims to offer later this year. The game was initially meant to launch back in 2016 but was later pushed back to the second half of 2017 and is now almost ready to open its gates to the public. Developer Neocore Games recently announced that a public alpha testing phase called The Founding is scheduled to begin this Friday on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
According to the devs, The Founding is “designed for players who would like to follow and influence the development of our game and help us form the very first Action-RPG in the Warhammer 40,000 universe.” To that end, Neocore Games are mostly looking for testers who are already familiar with the Warhammer 40K universe and can provide valuable feedback, though I’m sure newcomers are welcomed as well. If you want to get into the action this weekend it’s worth noting that Founder packages start at $40 and include full access to the public alpha, as well as the full game once it launches. In other words, Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor – Martyr follows the Steam Early Access model, but will not be available on Steam right now.
If you’re interested in learning more about the lore of Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor – Martyr, you may want to check out The Caligari Archivum, which currently features four episodes. The Caligari Archivum is a series of short stories available for free at Black Library.