The developer behind Warhammer 40,000: Darktide has delayed the sport’s launch on Xbox Collection X|S, citing fan criticism of its “scrappy” efficiency.
Fatshark confirmed in a social media submit this week that the sport “fell quick” of expectations and that it might spend the following few months solely addressing fan suggestions.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide landed on PC final November, with Fatshark promising an Xbox launch quickly afterwards.
The developer wrote: “We take huge delight in our skill at Fatshark to ship a sport that thousands and 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 stage of depth that retains you enjoying for weeks, not hours. We fell wanting assembly these expectations.”
— Warhammer 40K: Darktide (@Darktide40K) January 24, 2023
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide currrently has a ‘largely unfavourable’ critiques score on Steam, aggregated by almost 8,500 gamers.
Fatshark continued in its assertion: “Over the following few months, our sole focus is to handle the suggestions that lots of you’ve gotten. Specifically, we are going to concentrate on delivering an entire crafting system, a extra rewarding development loop, and proceed to work on sport stability and efficiency optimisations.”
The choice implies that all new premium beauty releases may also be suspended. “We simply couldn’t proceed down this path,” the developer added, “realizing that we’ve got not addressed many suggestions areas within the sport right now”.
“Thanks for enjoying and offering suggestions,” Fatshark’s assertion concluded. “We actually recognize it. It has and can proceed to assist form the sport we love.”
In a three-star evaluation of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, NME‘s Jake Tucker famous that the PC sport “feels half-finished”, although its “praised pulse-pounding motion will win it plenty of followers”.