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Fatshark apologizes to Warhammer 40,000: Darktide fans, delays Xbox port

Though we really enjoyed it, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide was received by Steam players with a very negative rating.

The game currently sits on Steam with Mostly Negative reviews, which equate to a 3.5/10, as opposed to predecessor game Vermintide 2‘s 9/10 score.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is a first-person horde shooter set in the Warhammer 40k universe, the game serves as a spiritual successor to Warhammer: Vermintide 2 in the similarities that both titles share.

The difference between Darktide and Vermintide 2 stands on how the game’s systems were implemented. Darktide has a divisive way of rotating cosmetics and store items that forces players to always be present.

This dissatisfaction that the fans currently have with the game led to Fatshark issuing an open letter to the fans, where they confirmed its Xbox ports were also delayed:

Fans of the series may remember that Warhammer: Vermintide 2 released in a very poor state too, so Fatshark has a good track record on redeeming themselves post-launch.

What angers fans the most is that the company should already know better, as waiting for Darktide to get good eventually isn’t exactly a fantastic deal.

The most awarded Steam review for the game highlights how angry the community is right now. It’s very long and we encourage readers to view it entirely but here’s a snippet:

The game is manifest of what is wrong with the gaming industry nowadays – barely playable unfinished releases, already loaded with microtransactions, all mechanics are tailored to make people stay in game more (I have 200 hrs in the game, and have roughly 2 pieces of gear per class that are actually good, everything else is a pile of blue garbage), not have more fun or agency in terms of equipment.

Current loot and progression somehow much worse than both V1 and V2, and have no respect for player time. Maybe return here in a year or so, this might turn into the decent game, but steer clear for now at least.

This shows that gamers are clearly fed up with purchasing buggy games with predatory systems, especially in an industry that pushes for pre-orders so much.

A reminder – we currently have a review up for anyone wondering if Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is worth playing.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is available now on Microsoft Windows (trough Steam) and will be coming to the Xbox Series X/S at a currently unannounced later date.

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