Games Workshop’s Warhammer+ will launch on August 25th, but what is it?
In summary, it’s a subscription model that merges digital content with the occasional physical item.
Digital content includes some of the company’s new shows, access to smartphone apps for Warhammer 40K and Age of Sigmar, access to a vault of White Dwarf magazines. On the digital front, two Citadel miniatures every year.
Warhammer+ costs $5.99 / £4.99 per month (or $59.99 / £49.99 a year).
Two of the eleven animated series that Games Workshop will be part of the package; Angels of Death and Hammer & Bolter. The first 15 are available straight away. Weekly episodes follow on behind.
The “missing nine” are coming, but no date has been confirmed.
The subscription also includes three stream-style shows with Citadel Colour Masterclasses, Battle Report and Loremasters, a narrative style show with Warhammer Community’s Wade Pryce.
Games Workshop will hope for a better than than the free Warhammer 40K app had last year when it was discovered just to be a slow wrapped around a Google Drive hosted PDF of the rules.
So, what is Warhammer+? It’s a way to keep fans engaged with the hobby by keeping the wargame franchise front of mind, building a new, stable revenue stream, and finding a new way to engage with the community. Warhammer+ is Netflix with war game miniatures thrown in.
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