Warhammer 40K: Darktide launched on PC late final yr, a darkish and chunky tackle Left 4 Lifeless set in Video games Workshop’s grim, distant future. It was OK! Had its issues, however was OK. These issues have continued into 2023, although, and so the builders are shelving an Xbox model of the sport whereas they get to work fixing them.
In a press release launched earlier at present, Fatshark say they got down to “create a extremely partaking and steady sport with a degree of depth that retains you enjoying for weeks, not hours”, however “fell wanting assembly these expectations”.
Consequently, they’re not solely delaying “seasonal content material” for the PC model, however will likely be delaying the discharge of the sport on Xbox Collection X|S as nicely.
OPEN LETTER ΤΟ OUR PLAYERS
We take huge pleasure in our skill at Fatshark to ship a sport that hundreds of thousands can get pleasure from. This was what we got down to do with Warhammer 40,000: Darktide to create a extremely partaking and steady sport with a degree of depth that retains you enjoying for weeks, not hours.
We fell wanting assembly these expectations.
Over the following few months, our sole focus is to deal with the suggestions that a lot of you could have. Particularly, we are going to give attention to delivering a whole crafting system, a extra rewarding development loop, and proceed to work on sport stability and efficiency optimization.
This additionally means that we’ll delay our seasonal content material rollout and the Xbox Collection XIS launch. We may also droop the upcoming releases of premium cosmetics. We simply couldn’t proceed down this path, figuring out that we’ve got not addressed many suggestions areas within the sport at present.
Thanks for enjoying and offering suggestions. We actually respect it. It has and can proceed to assist form the sport we love.
Martin Wahlund CEO & Co-Founding father of Fatshark
I didn’t assume the PC model was that unhealthy! Positive it had issues, however on-line video games from smaller groups like this usually do. Then once more smaller groups usually don’t have the assets to do all the things without delay, so if that is what they need to do with what they’ve received then that is what they’re going to to do with what they’ve received!