Fatshark has announced that the Warhammer 40,000: Darktide release date has been delayed, pushing back the launch of this co-op shooter to early 2022.
Warhammer: 40,000: Darktide is a 4-player co-op game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. You won't be playing as Space Marines, though — this time, you'll be playing as somewhat more mundane members of the Imperium. The game was originally planned to launch sometime in 2021, but that's all just changed.
"Today, we made the difficult decision to move our release date of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide to the Spring of 2022," read a tweet on the game's official account. "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."
This upcoming game is going to be co-written by Dan Abnett. If the name doesn't quite ring a bell, he's best known as the author of the Gaunt's Ghosts series of books; that makes him the perfect choice for writing stories about normal people in a hellish universe.
When is the Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Release Date?
The Warhammer 40,000: Darktide release date will be sometime in the Spring of 2022. Roughly speaking, that means the game is expected to launch sometime in Q2 2022 between March 20–June 21.
For now, you can add Warhammer 40,000: Darktide to your wishlist on Steam. You can learn more about this upcoming adventure in the 40K universe by heading on over to the official Warhammer 40,000: Darktide website.
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