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Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is Delayed to Spring 2022

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is Delayed to Spring 2022

Fatshark has announced Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is delayed to spring 2022, forgoing its planned 2021 release window.

While Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is delayed to spring 2022, when it does launch next year it will be available for Windows PC (via Steam) and Xbox Series X|S.

Here’s the full message from the team:

Today, we made the difficult decision to move our release date of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide to Spring of 2022.

We have a responsibility to deliver the best game we possibly can, and frankly we need more time to accomplish this goal. It’s no secret that building a game during a pandemic is a challenge and we are not immune to this. We are planning to use the extra time to both focus on the level of quality at release, as well as invest in more systems to support Darktide for years to come.

We couldn’t be more excited about Darktide. In fact, the toughest part in this decision is the fact that we won’t be able to put the game in your hands sooner. But I hope that you will join us in Hive Tertium early next year!

From all of the 150+ “Sharks” here in Stockholm, thank you for your amazing support.

Martin Wahlund
Fatshark, CEO ad Co-Founder

In case you missed it, you can find the games first gameplay trailer here, as well as acclaimed Warhammer author Dan Abnett was confirmed as the game’s co-writer.

Here’s a brief rundown on the game, via its Steam page:

Fight together with your friends against hordes of enemies in this new Warhammer 40,000 experience. From the developers of the best-selling and award-winning co-op action franchise Vermintide, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a visceral 4-player co-op action game set in the hive city of Tertium.

In the depths of the hive, the seeds of corruption threaten an overwhelming tide of darkness. A heretical cult known as the Admonition seeks to seize control of the planet Atoma Prime and lay waste to its inhabitants. It is up to you and your allies in the Inquisition to root out the enemy before the city succumbs to Chaos.

Features:

  • A Fast-Paced and Brutal Co-op Adventure – Stem the overwhelming tides of enemies alongside up to 3 friends in this harrowing co-op experience. Team composition and collaboration are critical, and will determine whether or not you secure victory for the God-Emperor.
  • Combat Evolved – Built on the legacy of Vermintide 2’s highly-praised melee combat, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide introduces a deep and balanced gunplay to the mix. Master the balance between ranged and melee combat as you fight through a slew of enemies, feeling the impact of each swing of your chainsword or blazing gunfire from your lasgun.
  • An Unexpected Journey – Step into the dystopian and violent world of the Warhammer 40,000 universe where you play the part of a convict turned agent who serves the zealous Inquisition in its mission to exterminate Chaos cultist corruption.
  • Your Character, Your Playstyle – Choose your class and customize your skillset and load-out — all tailored to suit your own style of play. Upgrade your gear, customize your character’s looks, and prove your worth to the elusive Inquisitor.
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