Warhammer 40k: Darktide, an upcoming four-player co-op shooter and the upcoming game set in Games Workshop’s dark sci-fi universe, has been delayed.
After briefly appearing in a new trailer at the recent Summer Game Fest 2022, the shooter has been delayed by 10 weeks. In a post on twitter (opens in new tab)Fatshark CEO Martin Wahlund said that Darktide is now expected to launch on PC on November 30th. The Xbox Series X|S version is scheduled to release shortly after on an unspecified date.
“Delaying a game is perhaps one of the toughest decisions a developer faces that we’re not excited to make,” Wahlund said. “Still, we hope this lives up to our commitment to taking the time and doing whatever it takes to get the best game possible.”
Wahlund went on to say that the extra development time was needed to improve the game’s stability, performance, and core systems. All important in the fight against heresy.
Peek behind the chaotic veil
For those looking to check out Darktide before November, Fatshark has announced that it will be releasing a series of betas ahead of launch. These playtests will start in mid-August and will continue until launch.
go to the official site (opens in new tab) to sign up for a chance to participate. It’s worth noting that the testers will be chosen based on the hardware specs of their PCs, and any in-game progression will be erased when Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is released.
This is the third time the long-awaited shooter has been delayed. Darktide was first released in 2021, before being pushed back to Spring 2022 following the Covid-19 pandemic. Its release date has been changed for a second time to September, but it will now join God of War Ragnarok and Skull and Bones later in the fall.
The extra development time isn’t a bad thing, though. Fatshark seems to be pushing the boat this time around, and Darktide has quickly become one of TRG’s most anticipated upcoming games. Not only will it transport the Left 4 Dead-style fantasy fighting of Warhammer: Vermintide into the 40k universe, but it will also include live service elements and increased character customization. Empire loyalists are in for a real treat.