There is no shortage of Warhammer games out there at the moment, but nevertheless almost every game in the franchise is one of the most anticipated games of any given time. With Fatshark’s highly successful co-op shooter series, it was always inevitable for them to take the jump from Warhammer Fantasy to Warhammer 40K.
Unfortunately, fans will have to wait for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide for just a little bit longer, as it will now be launching on November 30th for PC (instead of September 13th). Xbox players will have to wait even longer though, as the console version will be released “shortly after PC”, though no specific date has been revealed yet.
“Delaying a game is perhaps one of the most difficult decisions a developer faces and one we are not excited about making,” said Martin Wahlund, CEO of the developer Fatshark. “Still, we hope this speaks to our commitment to taking the time necessary and doing whatever it takes to get you the best possible game.”
The reason for the delay is apparently to improve stability as well as performance, and also “to mature key systems.” Basically the usual polish before launch. The good news is that in order to improve these systems, Fatshark needs playtesters with several technical tests and Betas planned before launch. You can sign up for the playtests on their website.
The plan is to start the initial playtests in mid-August apparently, and only a limited amount of signups are available. Pre-ordering will not guarantee a space, and no PC system requirements have been announced yet (hopefully that will change soon though!). No progress will carry over to the final game.
What do you think? ARe you excited for Warhammer 40K Darktide? Will you be signing up for the playtests? How demanding do you think W40K Darktide will be? And do you prefer Warhammer Fantasy or Warhammer 40K? Let us know!