Warhammer 40K: Darktide gets PC Game Pass date, but players are still desperate for Xbox news

News Summary:

  • This was announced via a tweet with a short video. The video shows four characters from different classes, presumably the ensemble cast that players can choose and play, standing around a table talking. A tip of the hat is revealed: a short piece of gameplay shows players making their way through hordes of chaos worshippers.

  • Fatshark, the studio behind Warhammer Vermintide 2, has finally announced a release date for its latest installment in the Warhammer universe, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, and it is coming out Sept. 13, 2022 on PC and Xbox Series X|S.

The release date of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide was delayed last year to “spring 2022,” and this September release date is still much later than fans expected. Accompanying the announcement is a press release from Fatshark explaining why we are getting the grim coop-shooter later than expected.

Darktide is set in the same universe as Vermintide but at a much later date. This means that while we can expect a similar coop campaign experience as their previous Warhammer titles, fans of the more futuristic, gritty nature of the 40,000 setting will be in for a long-awaited treat.

“The aquila eyes among you will note that this is later than planned,” Fatshark said. “For us here at Fatshark, it is of utmost importance that we deliver the best possible 4-player co-op experience. Therefore, we have decided to extend the production time of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide from its previously scheduled spring 2022 release to Sept. 13, 2022.”

Game Pass users will also be pleased that Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is coming to Xbox Game Pass at launch.