Fatshark’s latest horde smasher, Warhammer 40K: Darktide has been delayed. The game was originally meant to release on 12 September 2022 for PC, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. However, the game will no longer hit its planned launch and has been delayed until November on PC.
Fatshark says that the PC release date for Warhammer 40K: Darktide is now set for 30 November. Sadly, the Xbox Series X/S release date is now unclear. The game has been delayed indefinitely on the platform. FatShark says that the console launch for Warhammer 40K: Darktide will happen “shortly” after the PC release. Given that the game is launching on 30 November, we might see the Xbox launch pushed into 2023.
In a statement, Fatshark CEO Martin Wahlund says that the delay helps the studio deliver the best possible game. He says that the announcement was one of the most difficult decisions the studio has made but the game’s fans and community can look forward to some technical tests and betas taking place ahead of the launch in November.
Those of you interested in signing up for the test can head on over to Darktide.live/signup and enter your details. No exact playtesting dates and information have been announced yet but these are expected to kick off closer to the launch. We can most likely expect them to start in early November.
— Warhammer 40K: Darktide (@Darktide40K) July 28, 2022
The Warhammer 40K: Darktide delay is a heavy blow for gamers, especially Xbox Series X/S users. The game was part of Microsoft’s so-called jam-packed gaming season. It was one of the very few new console exclusive releases set to launch on the console in 2023.
When Warhammer 40K: Darktide does eventually release, the game will launch on Xbox Game Pass on PC and consoles. Check out the latest trailer for the game below.