Space Marine 2 developers took as a basis the best fan film for Warhammer 40,000
In Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2, a well-known fan-animated film Astartes Project was taken as a basis, the game developers said during an interview at the Gamescom 2023 exhibition.
The Space Marine 2, which goes out at the end of this year, will try to convey the atmosphere of the animated short film created by Syama Pedersen, which many call the best work about space paratroopers ever created.
The creative director of the game, Oliver Hollis-Kick, said that he was holding the same opinion, and cited the work of Pedersen as an example. However, Saber Interactive also worked with Jess Goodwin, a famous artist who created the original model of space infantrymen to get an idea of science fiction underlying Astartes armor.
He brought his old notebooks, all these drawings and schemes and explained to us how this costume works, ”Hollis Kol said. He explained to us that the shoulder gutters are suspended using a magnetic field, this is part of the armor, which gives them great freedom of maneuver, so it does not limit them. According to him, armor weighs a lot, you can stomp in it, but at the same time it has great mobility. So the meeting with him was a real blessing and helped us understand how it would work.
By combining these elements, Saber Interactive was able to transfer the most accurate embodiment of soldiers in armor with the ability to quickly move to the screen, despite the huge weight that they carry on themselves: this is not an easy task, but, according to the developers, it was solved.
Until now, the main enemy for Lieutenant Titus and his Uultramarins brothers in Space Marine 2 were the inexorable alien tyrannides who are trying to save the imperial world of the jungle of cadaca. In a recently published gameplay video, Titus Endor and its fighters also fight with the naval infantrymen from the Legion of thousands of sons who swore allegiance to Tsinchu.
Space Marine 2 output on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, as well as on PCs in the winter of this year.