Press release

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader feature trailer debuts at Warhammer SKULLS! 

Owlcat Games announces the launch date for the closed Beta of its eagerly-anticipated Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader cRPG

Nicosia, Cyprus - 25 May 2023 -  Award-winning studio Owlcat Games is thrilled to reveal the new trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader - the first cRPG set in the legendary grim darkness of the far future of Warhammer 40,000. Debuted at Warhammer Skulls event the Feature Trailer shows brand new locations and enemies, a reveal of a new companion - the Space Wolf, Ulfar, and finally a brief glimpse into the nefarious machinations of Chaos and its role within the narrative. Watch the feature trailer: 

Together with the new trailer Owlcat Games is excited to announce that all early founders who pre-purchased any version of the game will be able to download and play the Beta on 1 June 2023.

The closed Beta dramatically extends the amount of content available for the players and features the prologue and the first three chapters of the game. The explorers of the Koronus Expanse will get access to hours of new adventures, ​​exciting quests, will meet new enemies and friends and also will learn how it all started. 

The closed Alpha released in December 2022 will transform into the Beta version of the game, and will remain live until Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader‘s release, meaning that anyone who pre-purchases any of the founder’s packs will be able to try the game early. In-game progress will not be transferred from one version to another

The Steam and GOG wishlists are already opened for the eagerly-anticipated title.

Fans can support the game right now by purchasing a Founder’s Pack and becoming part of the team behind Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader. Those who decide to support the developers early will gain access to the Beta version of the game, help the team in shaping the experience with their feedback, and receive a set of unique rewards and items available only to early supporters.

The Founder’s Packs are available on the official website at


About Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader

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. By virtue of their Warrant of Trade, the Rogue Trader is endowed with privileges and power beyond imagination as well as the task of expanding the borders of the Imperium. At their disposal is a gargantuan voidship of immense strength and innumerable personnel ready to follow their leader without question. Show your subjects mercy or disdain, stay faithful to the Emperor or consort with the enemies of Humanity — the Rogue Trader’s every decision sends ripples across entire star systems, changing the in-game world and those who inhabit it.

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 dangerous place never to return.

Remarkable and sophisticated companions are one of the pillars of the cRPG genre, and Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is no exception. 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 characters that will join the Rogue Trader during their adventures.

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About Owlcat Games

Owlcat Games is a team of developers united by a love of RPGs. From our beginnings as a small group of games industry veterans obsessed with the idea of making our dream games a reality, we have grown into a truly international company, with our headquarters in Cyprus and more than 120 employees spread across offices in various countries. We are continuing to expand and take on new hires from around the world, and we also get together every week to play tabletop games in the office and on Roll20 online.


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