According to the official press release, players will be able to choose from more than a single race. Space Marines, Chaos Marines, Eldar and Orks will all be playable.
The PvP seems to be focused around siezing control of a specific planet, with each faction vying to nab territories off each other. However, procedurally generated combat will also be on offer, along with the leveling system expected of an MMORPG.
The Clan system has been renamed “Battle Squads,” with players able to invite friends to a customisable shared space that orbits the planet. From there, Battle Squads may jump into battle.
In terms of combat, Eternal Crusade will be a mixture of third person melee and gunplay. Apparently precise aim will play a role in the game, which suggests that it’s going for a shoot whoever you want system over the tab targeting popularised by MMOs such as World of Warcraft.
Eternal Crusade is currently slated for release in 2015 on PC, Xbox One and PS4.