GW had a short Q&A session at Adepticon and talked about the games’ next edition. Fasten your seatbelts.
There was wide ranging session at Adepticon but the issue of a future 40K App and the fate of the existing codexes came up. Look what the GW developers said:
Q: With AoS having a free online app/tool for list building, will we see the same thing for 40k in the future?
A: Yes, having a GW official tool for list/ army building is in the works.
Q: Will we see a reduction in the amount of codecies and physical books needed to play 40k? Or, will wee see a similar format to AoS?
A: While we don’t want to invalidate all books immediately, we do recognize the effects on the game by having so many books and supplements. In the new edition we will reduce the physical books needed. Look forward to the future.
There have been rumors for months that GW wants to minimize the role of physical Codexes and this Q&A only confirms that. The 40K App was an obvious assumption in the wake of Age of Sigmar’s and every other recent GW game getting an app. Still it’s nice to get confirmation from the horse’s mouth.
The ten thousand dollar question is exactly what “In the new edition we will reduce the physical books needed.” means.
~What do you think they will do with all the existing codices in the new edition?