Battlefleet Gothic Armada 2 has been delayed, publisher Focus Home Interactive has announced. Originally due to launch in September, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is now penciled in for a January 2019 launch.

Just to soften the blow a little, developer Tindalos Interactive has promised the delay means more planned content. The extra four months of development will be used to polish Battlefleet Gothic Armada 2, but also enact a major change - the entirety of Armada 2’s three narrative campaigns will now be playable in co-op multiplayer. You can’t really say fairer than that.

In order to ensure the co-op is fit and ready for launch, a couple of new pre-order betas will be going live, details of which will be announced shortly.

And for those whom Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 means nothing, it’s a space-based RTS set within the Warhammer 40K universe. The original managed to gain quite a following, while the sequel bundles in each and every faction from the tabletop game it's based on, as well as new ships, new lore, and a new storyline to play through.

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is coming to PC in January 2019. There’s a 25% launch discount available for owners of the first game, or a 10% discount for anybody who chooses to pre-order the sequel.