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Darktide’s Xbox release delayed so PC version can be fixed

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Warhammer 40K: Darktide released on PC at the end of last year, a dark and chunky version Left 4 dead takes place in the bleak, distant future of Games Workshop. It was okay! Had its issues but was OK. However, these issues have persisted in 2023, and so the developers are shelving an Xbox version of the game while they go about fixing them.

In a statement released earlier today, Fatshark says they set out to “create a highly engaging and stable game with a level of depth that will keep you playing for weeks, not hours,” but “fell short of these expectations”.

As a result, they are not only delaying “seasonal content” for the PC version, but will also delay the release of the game on the Xbox Series X|S.

OPEN LETTER TO OUR PLAYERS

At Fatshark, we take immense pride in our ability to deliver a game for millions to enjoy. This is 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 will keep you playing for weeks, not hours.

We did not live up to these expectations.

Over the next few months, our sole focus is to address the feedback that many of you have. In particular, we will focus on delivering a complete crafting system, a more rewarding progression loop, and continue to work on game stability and performance optimization.

This also means that we will be delaying our seasonal content rollout and the Xbox Series XIS launch. We will also suspend the upcoming releases of premium cosmetics. We just couldn’t continue down this path, knowing that we haven’t addressed many areas of feedback in the game today.

Thanks for playing and giving feedback. We greatly appreciate that. It has and will continue to help shape the game we love.

Martin Wahlund CEO & Co-Founder of Fatshark

I didn’t think the PC version was that bad! Sure, it had issues, but online games from smaller teams like this often do. Then again, smaller teams often don’t have the resources to do so all at once, so if that’s what they want to do with what they’ve got, that’s what they want to do with what they’ve got!

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