Developer Fatshark has delayed Warhammer 40,000: Darktide’s upcoming Xbox Sequence X/S launch, saying it has made the choice to spend the subsequent few months solely addressing fan suggestions after the sport “fell quick” of expectations.
When Darktide launched on PC in November, Eurogamer’s Chris Tapsell applauded its “stupendous ambiance and harsh motion” in his evaluate, however known as its launch “scrappy [and] rickety…arriving with bugs and technical difficulties and making big calls for of PCs”.
Points round Darktide’s launch have coalesced to the purpose it is now accrued a damning ‘largely destructive’ latest evaluations score on Steam from almost 8,500 gamers, and Fatshark has moved to acknowledge the neighborhood’s mounting frustration in a assertion shared on Twitter.
“We take monumental delight in our potential at Fatshark to ship a sport that hundreds of thousands can get pleasure from,” the developer wrote. “This was what we got down to do with Warhammer 40,000: Darktide – to create a extremely participating and secure sport with a stage of depth that retains you taking part in for weeks, not hours. We fell wanting assembly these expectations.”
In an effort to enhance Darktide’s present state, Fatshark says, “Over the subsequent few months, our sole focus is to handle the suggestions that a lot of you could have. Specifically, we are going to give attention to delivering an entire crafting system, a extra rewarding development loop, and proceed to work on sport stability and efficiency optimisations.”
That shift in focus means Fatshark will delay Darktide’s long-promised Xbox Sequence X/S launch – which was initially resulting from arrive “shortly after” the PC model – in addition to new seasonal content material. Moreover, all new premium beauty releases shall be suspended. “We simply could not proceed down this path,” the developer defined, “realizing that now we have not addressed many suggestions areas within the sport at this time”.
“Thanks for taking part in and offering suggestions,” Fatshark’s assertion concludes. “We actually admire it. It has and can proceed to assist form the sport we love.”