Upcoming grimdark co-op game Warhammer 40,000: Darktide has been pushed back to Spring 2022.
Developer Fatshark said in a statement, “We have a responsibility to deliver the best game we possibly can, and frankly we need more time to accomplish this goal. It’s no secret that building a game during a pandemic is a challenge and we are not immune to this.”
It added, “We are planning to use the extra time to both focus on the level of quality at release, as well as invest in more systems to support Darktide for years to come.”
Darktide was announced back in 2020. It is Fatshark’s third “tide” game following 2015’s Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide and 2018’s Warhammer: Vermintide 2. While the Vermintide games were based on the Warhammer Fantasy tabletop game, Darktide is based on the far future-set Warhammer 40,000 miniatures game, with the gameplay trailer showing off a slightly heavier gunplay focus alongside a familiar Vermintide-style melee combat system.