Warhammer 40,000: Darktide screenshot of the Chaos forces

The pandemic has caused an unprecedented amount of delays over the past year, and sadly today we have a brand new one to add to the pile. This time around it's the co-op focused Warhammer 40,000: Darktide that is getting its release date pushed back. So instead of launching in 2021 as previously expected, Darktide will be arriving onto PC and Xbox in early 2022.

"We have a responsibility to deliver the best game we possibly can, and frankly we need more time to accomplish this goal," reads the brief update. "It's no secret that building a game during a pandemic is a challenge and we are not immune to this."

"We are planning to use the extra time to both focus on the level of quality at release, as well as invest in more systems to support Darktide for years to come. From all of the 150+ 'Sharks' here in Stockholm, thank you for your amazing support."

Considering that Vermintide 2 had a couple of really annoying bugs at launch, I am definitely in favor of Fatshark's decision. Even a couple of extra months worth of polishing can make a massive difference, so as long as nothing goes terribly wrong, this delay should end up being a win-win situation for everyone involved.

Once we get a proper release date I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can quench your thirst for co-op action with Vermintide 2's newest and incredibly awesome Chaos Wastes update!