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Warhammer 40K: Darktide Console Release Delayed: ‘We Fell Short of Meeting Expectations’

Since Warhammer 40,000: Darktide launched in November, players have been complaining about its flawed gameplay mechanics and erratic framerates, with 8,510 recent Steam reviews currently being positive. is only 35%. Fatshark, the team behind the co-op shooter, is now shifting its focus to addressing these complaints.

Fatshark CEO Martin Wahlund spoke today about the game’s launch and outlined the team’s plans for the future. open letter Published in @Darktide40K Twitter account.

According to the open letter, in creating Warhammer 40K: Dark Tides, the team “created a highly engaging and stable game with a level of depth that would keep you playing for weeks, not hours. I want to.”

“We didn’t live up to those expectations,” admitted Wahlund.

It then announced a new focus on addressing feedback, including “a complete crafting system, a more rewarding progression loop,” and improved “game stability and performance optimizations.”

The team’s new focus is to indefinitely delay the launch of the game on Xbox Series X|S. This means the game was slated for release shortly after his PC launch in November, but had yet to receive a release date at the time of the delay.Fatshark also announced a rollout of seasonal content and an upcoming premium release. Delaying his cosmetics.

Originally published in 2020, Warhammer 40K: Darktide faced a two-month delay before its final release in November 2022. We gave the game an 8 in our review, praising it for its satisfying gameplay, but docking points for its tedious progression grind and “persistent framerate drops.”

Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer for IGN who loves all things indie and Nintendo. Outside of IGN, she contributes to sites like Polygon and Rock Paper Shotgun. Find us on Twitter: @ameliazollner.

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