Yesterday during THQ's conference call to discuss its third quarter results, the company acknowledged that it has had some trouble developing Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online, and is now looking for an outside developer to handle future development on the title. In January rumors surfaced that THQ had canned the project altogether. With this revelation it at least proves that the Warhammer 40,000 MMO project is in serious trouble and that development has probably come to a stand-still.
Vigil Games had initially been in charge of developing the game, but the publisher later decided to task Relic Entertainment with some of the work. In yesterday's call, the publisher revealed that it's looking for another "partner" to help develop the game, due to the cost and risk associated with developing a massively-multiplayer online title.
Dark Millennium currently has officially been pushed back to fiscal 2014 or later.