PC and Xbox Series X/S release date locked in
It’s coming later than expected, but Warhammer 40,000: Darktide has a (probably final) release date in mind: September 13, 2022. The horde-chopping squad action game will initially be playable on Steam and Xbox Series X/S, and on that front, its inclusion in Game Pass will be a big help in convincing three friends to join up for a bit of grimdark fun.
Admittedly, this release date trailer is very subdued. But at this point, many of us are already “in,” given the developer’s past games. Vermintide was an absolutely amazing co-op vibe for Warhammer fans — and, honestly non-fans, too. I tend to stay in the 40K lane, but I got really into Vermintide 2; the Left 4 Dead-style co-op format can still pack a punch when it’s veering off in wild directions. Carving through rat-men with pals is a pleasure.
Coming off of the Vermintide series, expectations are certainly high. “Darktide introduces a deep and balanced gunplay to the mix,” according to Fatshark. “Master the balance between ranged and melee combat as you fight through a slew of enemies, feeling the impact of each swing of your chainsword or blazing gunfire from your lasgun.”
Fatshark seems to be going even harder with Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, and I’d put it up there next to Saber Interactive’s Space Marine 2 as one of the main Games Workshop adaptations I’m most stoked to see. A new Dawn of War would make quite the trio.
Stick around until the end of the video for a snippet of gameplay, or poke around the Steam page for a refresher. Otherwise, see you on Tertium this September.