Auroch Digital’s game already has a publisher in the shape of Focus Entertainment.
The game will be cross-gen, meaning Warhammer 40,000 (=40K): Boltgun will be present on all relevant consoles. “We are delighted to be working on this fast-paced indie first-person shooter alongside the talented Auroch Digital studio and our long-standing partner Games Workshop. We are excited by Boltgun’s skilful combination of iconic 90s style, the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and thrilling gameplay that will delight all kinds of players,” said Focus Entertainment chief creative officer Dessil Basmadjian in a press release.
“Auroch Digital is proud to be working with Games Workshop again and Focus Entertainment on Boltgun. As a team of massive Warhammer 40,000 fans, this game has been brewing since 2018, and we’re so excited we can FINALLY shout about it from the rooftops! We can’t wait for players to get their hands on it and see their reactions,” Auroch Digital operations director Nina Adams added.
Here’s the game’s overview from its Steam page: “Load up your Boltgun and plunge into battle headfirst! Experience a perfect blend of Warhammer 40,000, classic, frantic first-person shooter gameplay and the stylish visuals of your favourite 90s retro shooters. Play a battle-hardened Space Marine on a dangerous mission across the galaxy as they battle against the Chaos Space Marines and daemons of Chaos.
In glorious boomer shooter style, unleash your devastating Space Marine arsenal as you blast through an explosion of sprites, pixels and blood. Run, jump and charge across massive levels to shoot, shred and slice the worst heretics across the galaxy! Dive into a visceral combat experience, complete with viciously satisfying gunplay, high mobility and buckets of blood to reward your skills. Dominate the battlefield with the awesome firepower and heavy metal of a Space Marine’s devastating arsenal. Experience the ultimate homage to retro shooters, blending stylish visuals with fluid, modern first-person shooter gameplay.”
Warhammer 40K: Boltgun will launch in 2023 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.