Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader highlights player choice in a new trailer revolving around Consequences

Owlcat Games have shared a new trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader briefly discussing the game's emphasis on cause-and-effect through player choice with a new Consequences trailer. Note that there is some minor plot spoilers contained inside this new trailer.

As players make certain decisions throughout the narrative, they'll have to think about certain factors such as feeding into their own desires to expand their own resources or prioritizing their loyalty to the Emperor. The fate of several key factors all depend on what players decide to do.

Some decisions may take into account previous decisions that players already made. Certain endings are only obtainable depending on what a person decided to do in their playthrough. Many people will be watching carefully on what players are doing, including Inquisitor Calcazar who is currently overseeing the Koronus Expanse.

If you're interested in knowing more, watch the new Consequences Showcase down below but beware, there are minor plot spoilers included in it. Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader will launch on December 7 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Mac, and PC (Steam).

To be a Rogue Trader is to have freedom the likes of which any other citizen of the Imperium couldn't possibly comprehend. Owlcat Games has released a new trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader to showcase how this freedom can influence the consequences. Additionally, Owlcat is announcing that the game will feature Japanese localization (subtitles) upon release to accompany already revealed ones.

As a traditional cRPG, Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is an experience almost entirely shaped by the player's decisions. Depending on what path the Rogue Trader chooses, the Koronus Expanse and its powerful entities change in response, opening up new gameplay opportunities. One such entity showcased in the trailer is Inquisitor Xavier Calcazar; the power and authority he wields are enough to make a Rogue Trader green with envy. Just one conversation with Lord Calcazar could set you down a path of dutiful service to the Emperor or taint your legacy with the black mark of heresy.  

Players will take on the role of a Rogue Trader, a scion of an ancient dynasty of daring privateers who reign over their own trade protectorate and explore the fringes of Imperial space with the blessing of the Emperor Himself. Events will unfold in the Koronus Expanse, a dangerous and unexplored region on the farthest frontiers of the Imperium. Many explorers have fallen victim to this place, never to return, while others reveled in the challenge and grew stronger. A mighty Space Marine, a mercurial Aeldari Ranger, or even a courageous Sister of Battle armed with a bolter and ardent prayers are just a few of the many remarkable and sophisticated companions that will join the Rogue Trader during their adventures. 

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader launches on Windows PC via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store, together with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X on December 7th, 2023. Fans can become founders and pre-order the game in digital standard and collector’s editions directly from Owlcat Games to gain instant access to the Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader beta.