Warhammer Online has finally received a release date: September 19.Which gives it a months head start on the next expansion for World of Warcraft in November.
Is this a good thing? There can be very little doubt that these two games are direct competitors. The warcraft universe is basically a ripoff from Warhammer and Warhammer Online has copied most of WoW's game systems.
WAR now has some time to gather a following. But will it divert attention from Wrath of the Lich King or will it simply loose a million players when the WoW expansion launches?
Hopefully WAR will survive with enough player growth to shake up the MMO marketplace a bit. But only time will tell, for all the faults of WoW it has proven again and again to be stronger then newcomers in the arena.