We sadly won’t be playing Warhammer 40,000: Darktide this year.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide developer Fatshark has revealed that the game’s release date is being pushed back to the spring of 2022. Darktide never had a solid release target before, but it was expected this year.
The reason for this delay is one too common in the games industry: the ramifications of the coronavirus. Fatshark said building the game during the pandemic has been a challenge, and it needed more time to deliver a quality product at launch.
In particular, Fatshark said the extra time will be used to polish the game, and start early on systems that will allow the developer to better deliver post-launch support for “years to come”.
An update on Darktide's launch window pic.twitter.com/kY0GjmpZuu
— Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (@Darktide40K) July 15, 2021
Darktide was announced almost exactly a year ago for PC and Xbox Series X/S. A few months later, we got treated to a first look at gameplay. Since then, Fatshark revealed the story’s main setup (written by Dan Abnett), and talked a little bit about the structure of the game.
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