Total War: Warhammer III Delayed To 2022

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Total War: Warhammer III Delayed To 2022

September 13, 2021

By: Joseph Allen

 
 

Creative Assembly and Sega have announced a Total War: Warhammer III delay. Originally slated for release sometime this year, the game will now launch in 2022, but the devs have some good news to tide you over and allay the disappointment somewhat.

What's the reason for this Total War: Warhammer III delay?

This Total War: Warhammer III delay was announced via the game's official Twitter account. In the tweet announcing the delay, Creative Assembly's chief product officer Rob Bartholomew acknowledges that it's "disappointing", but promises that the extra development time will make for a "stronger release". Creative Assembly says it'll be able to accomplish much more with the development of Total War: Warhammer III than it would if it had rushed the game to release before it was ready.

The announcement declaring that Total War: Warhammer III is being delayed

Despite this delay, Creative Assembly and Sega say they won't simply be resting on their laurels. Tomorrow, the devs will be unveiling the first look at Total War: Warhammer III's Grand Cathay faction. You'll likely be able to see that reveal on the Twitter account, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled. We've already got some gameplay leaks detailing what we can expect from the game, but this official reveal will be one to watch if you're excited to check out Total War: Warhammer III when it does launch.

 
 

What is the new Total War: Warhammer III release date?

Unfortunately, Creative Assembly didn't reveal a new Total War: Warhammer III release date. The team simply said the game will now arrive in "early 2022", and didn't provide a more concrete window beyond that. This makes sense, though; given that the reason for the delay was to ensure the game will be as good as it can be, they likely don't want to commit to a new date and then have to miss it due to further delays.

A battle in Total War: Warhammer III
When Total War: Warhammer III does launch, it will conclude the saga begun in 2016's Total War: Warhammer.

Originally announced back in February this yearTotal War: Warhammer III will be the concluding chapter in a trilogy that started with 2016's Total War: Warhammer. It will revolve around the Realm of Chaos and the attempts of the four Ruinous Powers to control and engulf that world. The Kislev and the Grand Cathay kingdoms seek to stop the malign influence of the Powers, but a mysterious figure schemes to push the world into a chaotic cataclysm. It'll be up to you to watch this story unfold and attempt to prevent total annihilation.

Total War: Warhammer III launches for PC in early 2022. If you can't wait that long, you might have to content yourself with Total War: Warhammer II, which just received its final DLC pack earlier this year. We'll bring you more on Total War: Warhammer III, including a potential new release date, as soon as we get it. In the meantime, make sure to follow the official Total War Twitter account ahead of tomorrow's Grand Cathay reveal.

How do you feel about this Total War: Warhammer III delay? Let us know in the comments below!

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Dark Souls changed my life, and I'm here to spread the good news. I like pretty much all sorts of games, but I judge everything by its proximity to our Lord and saviour, Dark Souls.

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