Warhammer 40K: Darktide console release delayed: ‘We didn’t meet expectations’

The words Warhammer 40,000: Darktide’s launched in November, players have raised complaints about flawed gameplay mechanics and unstable frame rates, with only 35% of the recent 8,510 reviews on Steam being positive. . Now, Fatshark, the team behind the co-op shooter, is shifting its focus to addressing these complaints.

Today, Fatshark CEO Martin Wahlund addressed the game’s launch and outlined the team’s future plans with an open letter published on @Darktide40K Twitter account.

When creating Warhammer 40K: Darktide, according to the open letter, the team wanted to “create a highly engaging and stable game with a level of depth that keeps you playing for weeks, not hours.”

“We didn’t meet those expectations,” Wahlund admits.

He then moved on to announcing a new focus on addressing feedback, including “a complete crafting system, a more rewarding progression loop” as well as improving “game stability and optimization.” performance optimization”.

The team’s new focus will indefinitely delay the game’s launch on Xbox Series X|S, which was slated to release shortly after the game launches on PC in November but has yet to receive a release date. at the time of the delay. Fatshark is also delaying the introduction of upcoming premium cosmetics and seasonal content.

initial revealed in 2020Warhammer 40K: Dark Tide faced a two-month delay before the final release in November 2022. We gave the game a score of 8 in our reviewpraised its satisfying gameplay but criticized it for its tedious progression and “constant frame rate drops”.

Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN who loves all things indie and Nintendo. Outside of IGN, they have contributed to sites like Polygon and Rock Paper Shotgun. Find them on Twitter: @ameliazollner.


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