Fatshark has pushed back the launch of its seasonal content and Xbox Series version of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide while they work to address feedback from players on the PC version.
Originally scheduled to come out on November 30, 2022, the Xbox Series version was slated to follow “shortly after.”
In a statement from Fatshark CEO and co-founder Martin Wahlund, he expressed his disappointment in not meeting the expectations of the game and promised to prioritize crafting systems, a more rewarding progression loop, game stability, and performance optimization. As a result, they will be delaying the seasonal content rollout, and Xbox Series launch and suspending the upcoming releases of premium cosmetics.
“We take enormous pride in our ability at Fatshark to deliver a game that millions can enjoy,” Wahlund said. “This was what we set out to do with Warhammer 40,000: Darktide—to create a highly engaging and stable game with a level of depth that keeps you playing for weeks, not hours. We couldn’t continue down this path, knowing that we have not addressed many feedback areas in the game today.”
“Thank you for playing and providing feedback,” he concluded. “We really appreciate it. It has and will continue to help shape the game we love.”
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide launched for PC via Steam and Microsoft Store on November 30, 2022. Get the full message from Fatshark CEO and co-founder Martin Wahlund on the delay below.