An interesting rumor bubbled up the day after Christmas – but the closer you look, the odder it gets…
First of all the rumor in question:
40K Radio announced this short blurt on their Facebook page:
The big 40k rumor is: This summer GW will release 7th edition 40k and 9th edition Fantasy has been shelved, for now… From what we understand the new Rulebook with incorporate data slates, escalation, stronghold assault, and some tweaks.
…same guy who gave us the marine stuff, dark elves, sentinels of terra, sisters dex, said there would be no Inquisitor game in November, and Tyranids in January, seems pretty damn creditable to me. In fact we are the only ones that have been correct for the last 6 months. But don’t let facts get in the way of your assumptions. (Kyle)
By late afternoon, after completely dismissing this rather shocking rumor as complete bunk… multiple sources sheepishly came forward and said that while they couldn’t exactly confirm the story, that they have heard similar product rumblings to that effect. The general tone was not so much along the lines of a “New 7th Edition”, but more of a tweaked, cleaned up omnibus edition of the rules to codify all the new stuff and FAQs into a new book. So really something more akin to a V6.1 updated and complete edition.
First things first…..this is only a RUMOR. Albeit from a very reliable source. He has given us great info for the last few months. We only release info that our source says is ok for us to talk about. He initially gave us this rumor quite a while ago and we kept quiet on it until he gave us the go ahead. At this point it could be totally bunk and we will be the first to admit we are wrong. That is why at this time we are calling it a rumor as opposed to the facts we gave out about Space Marines, Dark Elves, Sentinels of Terra…etc. …