Fatshark’s game will not keep the previously set release date of September 13. However, the cooperative first-person shooter in the Warhammer 40K universe hasn’t been so severely delayed.
Fatshark took to Twitter to let us know that their game is coming a little later than previously planned. “Today, we decided to delay the launch of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide to November 30 for PC. Xbox Series X|S will launch shortly after PC, with a specific launch date to come.
Delaying a game is perhaps one of the most challenging decisions a developer faces and one we are not excited about making. Still, we hope this speaks to our commitment to taking the time necessary and doing whatever it takes to get you the best possible game. While the great feedback on the game has humbled us, we also need more time to improve stability, performance, and mature vital systems. Each is critical to ensuring we have the best possible experience for you, the players.
We also want to invite you on this journey. Soon, we will start a series of technical tests and betas before our launch to ensure we deliver the best version of the game. You can sign up for a chance here if you’d like to participate. Thank you for all the excitement and appreciation you have shown us thus far – it does mean the world to us,” wrote Martin Wahlund, CEO and co-founder of Fatshark.
So it’s not such a stretch that they rescheduled the PC version for 2023. It’s a two-and-a-half month delay, which is understandable because its systems must be sophisticated for a multiplayer co-op game to hook its players. If that’s not there, players will jump to another game in no time. So there’s not much to be mad at Fatshark, who are bringing Warhammer 40K: Darktide to PC (Steam) on November 30 and may be able to roll out an Xbox Series version later this year.
However, the console release may not arrive until early 2023.