Christmas is coming early for Warhammer fans, as Games Workshop has started to hype up the December 9 Warhammer preview stream. It was previously revealed that the spotlight will be set mainly on Black Library novels scheduled for 2024, but in a recent reveal, we know that the stream will also feature various author interviews and miniature reveals.
The latest reveal generated a lot of hype and speculation among Warhammer fans, who began wondering and pondering which factions or characters will be put on focus, and which Warhammer universe will be represented. Judging by the previous habits of Games Workshop, they are likely to release a one-off mini based on a future book.
The problem is that this doesn’t narrow it down too much – Games Workshop have stated that there will be books on the Warhammer 40,000 universe, especially focusing on its recent events; the Horus Heresy series; Age of Sigmar, which has recently impressed with amazing worldbuilding; and the World of Legend, also known as Warhammer: The Old World. This leaves much room for speculation, so we’ll just have to wait and see.
The Black Library Will Surely Burst From So Many New Books
Fans are also buzzing about the inclusion of the epic Warhammer: The Old World inclusion into the stream, as it was highly regarded as perhaps the best-written Warhammer world, providing stiff competition for the grimdark Warhammer 40,000. The End Times of The Old World was not well received by fans, however, with the majority of them complaining about rushed, uninspired writing.
It will be curious to see if Games Workshop won’t try to compensate for this setback with a new, well-written book. To further add fuel to the fire, Games Workshop have recently been updating key worldbuilding elements, including The Old World’s magic system, so it’s safe to speculate that the book might feature The Old World in a more major capacity.
Or, perhaps, its long-awaited release date might be officially revealed. Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar won’t be surprising additions to the revealed 2024 novels, as their universes are rapidly expanding and evolving. Warhammer 40,000’s Devastation of Baal and the resurrection of Lion El’Johnson are just one of many examples, and Age of Sigmar has no shortage of recent lore that accompanies its newer models. There is certainly a lot to speculate and be excited about, and there is only one way to satisfy our curiosity – watching the stream on Games Workshop’s official Twitch channel, this Saturday, December 9, starting at 9 am ET.