Warhammer 40,000: Darktide has been hit by a COVID-19 related delay and won’t be available until Spring 2022.
A co-op online shooter in the vein of Warhammer: Vermintide, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide was originally set for a 2021 release, though it lacked a specific window. Now, developers Fatshark have announced that, due partly to the current Coronavirus pandemic, it won’t be arriving until Spring of next year.
Fatshark were also the creators of the Vermintide series; Darktide takes place in the Warhammer 40K universe and will see you fending off the forces of Chaos. It’ll reportedly be much less melee focused than Vermintide, but you’d still better be prepared to chainsaw your foes to bits when they get too close.
“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”, reads Fatshark’s statement. The statement goes onto to say that the team will both boosting the quality of the final product and ensuring it can be supported for years to come.
Barring further delays, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide should hit the PC and Xbox Series S/X this Spring 2022.