Games Workshop Announces Warhammer 40k Investigation
If you’re a tabletop wargaming fan, there’s a good chance you at least know Warhammer 40k. The immensely popular Grimdark sci-fi universe where there is only war has been around for a long time, spanning multiple editions as well as ever-evolving and changing army units. Now Games Workshop gives you the chance to make your voice heard in an official investigation into the current state of the game.
As stated in an article on the official Warhammer community site, fans from all walks of life are encouraged to complete the Warhammer 40k investigation. This is the first official channel on which Games Workshop allows players to express their opinions on the game outside of forum posts and social media. The body of the post even makes it clear that this feedback is universal for all aspects of the war game as well as for the different levels of play experience. To quote: âWhether it’s your experience with your favorite Codex, from how the game is playing right now or any ideas on what would be great to see in a future edition, we want to hear from you. Obviously, a new edition of Warhammer 40,000 is still a few years away, but we like to start early. Whether you’re a new player, playing since the sets came with a cardboard Dreadnought, or you’re a fan of the 41st Millennium, we want your advice. “
Regarding the Warhammer 40k the survey itself is simple. Most are multiple choice and include questions like when you first started playing Warhammer 40k, which army you play and why, as well as the unique mechanics you enjoy. Additionally, if you state that you have never played the game, the survey will ask you why, including answers like the cost being too high or it seems too complicated. It’s a comprehensive survey that shows Games Workshop is keen to get as much information as possible from new and old players, as well as find ways to attract new players.
The very fact that the Warhammer 40k The survey included questions for those who have not played the tabletop figurines game is understandable. The Warhammer franchise has become very popular with multiple licensed derivative content such as the Total War: Warhammer as well as the content available on their Warhammer Plus streaming service. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume that some people might be familiar with the setting but never invested in the actual game for some reason or another. As to how that will inform the direction Games Workshop takes on the franchise, that remains to be seen.