Electronic Arts studio Mythic Entertainment sold 1.5 million units of upcoming PC MMORPG Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
Shipping to stores in North America, Europe, and Oceania on September 17th, the game set a company record for the most retail pre-orders placed by consumers for a PC title in EA's 26-year history.
Mythic claims that WAR
will be the first MMORPG to open its servers simultaneously in all three regions.
The title is based on Games Workshop's tabletop game and its science fantasy setting. WAR
features "Realm vs. Realm" game play that pits factional armies against each other.
Mythic recently saw some controversy
in August after the studio's co-founder and general manager Mark Jacobs revealed that WAR
will only credit staff members currently working at the company, declining to issue proper accreditation to employees that have helped develop the game but since left.
"This is truly a historic day for both EA and Mythic as we prepare to send more copies of WAR to retailers than any other newly launched MMORPG in North America and Europe," says Jacobs. "Over the course of our beta, over a million gamers throughout the world sent a clear signal to us - they want WAR
, and we are more than happy to oblige them."