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Warhammer 40,000: Darktide has seen another delay, with the Xbox version postponed even further.
The game, which was first announced in 2020, was supposed to be released in 2021 release before reported complications due to the COVID-19 pandemic pushed this back to Spring 2022.
It was then delayed again to September 13, and now developer Fatshark has announced that it’s suffered yet another delay, with the Xbox version held back even further.
In a statement on the game’s official Twitter account, Fatshark CEO and co-founder Martin Wahlund said: “Today, we decided to delay the launch of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide to November 30 for PC. Xbox Series X/S will launch shortly after PC, with a specific launch date to come.”
“Delaying a game is perhaps one of the most difficult decisions a developer faces and one we are not excited about making.
“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.
“While we have been humbled by the great feedback on the game so far, we also need more time to improve stability, performance, and to mature key systems. Each is critical to making sure we have the best possible experience for you, the players.”
Adding that “we also want to invite you on this journey”, Wahlund announced that a “series of technical tests and betas” will soon begin in order to ensure the game is as polished as possible at launch. Players can sign up now for these playtests.
Darktide is set to be a live service title with an evolving plot that takes place over the course of the game’s life. Its story is written by Dan Abnett, who has written numerous Warhammer novels and graphic novels.
The game is set to be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one.