Friday, December 5, 2014

40K End Times, Graham McNeil Says No. But......



Graham McNeil has spoke out on the Guilliman rumor I posted yesterday.
After my post was picked up by, well, everyone, Graham McNeil posted on his blog (the first post by him in almost a month). 

From Graham McNeil's blog:

To quote the late, great Brian Glover, “This is rumour control, here are the facts…”

You may have seen a few rumours flying around t’interweb about the end times of 40k.

40k is NOT ending (well, beyond the mechanisms of the Golden Throne failing, the constant encroachments of alien invaders and the insidious corruption of Chaos…).

Context is everything…

This all came about after a conversation I had at the BL Weekender III, where I talked about things I’d LIKE to do in the next Ultramarines trilogy (not necessarily GETTING to do, but which I’d LIKE to do). One of the things I said was that I thought it’d be fun to bring Guilliman back, “probably not in a literal way, but in some form or another, and that such an event would, naturally, have further ramifications for the Chapter…”. I also said that I’d floated a bunch of ideas past the guys at editorial and had received a cautious, “That sounds pretty cool,” response.

And that’s it. That’s as far as any “progress” on this has gone.

So, get those panties unbunched, those knickers untwisted. Keep Calm and Keep Playing 40K.

See ya,

Graham



Now, I can say that using the "40K End Times" label was not indicative of what my contact mentioned Graham said at The Black Library Weekender.  That was more of an analogy I used.  However, my contact was clear that he heard Graham say Guilliman returning was.  Was my contact mistaken?  Very possible. 

And Graham McNeil is a truly awesome guy and we hope our post didn't cause him any stress with his over lords at The Black Library.But it is interesting that he felt the need to deny a rumor!

But then I got confirmation of this from a source inside GW that this was in fact something discussed at HQ.

So, it definitely falls under the "rumour" category, but one that seems to be based on fact.  We shall see how this all plays out.
 
Loken




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