Warhammer 40,000: Darktide developer Fatshark has announced that it is delaying the co-op horde shooter’s seasonal content to focus solely on addressing “feedback that a lot of people have.” This feedback is best seen in our recent Darktide Steam review. This review was “Mostly Negative” after 8471 submissions. In particular, Fatshark says it will improve build, stability and performance.
“We take immense pride in Fatshark’s ability to deliver games that millions can enjoy. That’s what we started with Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. A level of depth that keeps the game playable, which makes it very engaging. To make games that are safe and stable – for weeks, not hours,” begins Fatshark CEO Martin Wahlund in an open letter to players.
“We didn’t live up to those expectations.
“Our sole focus over the coming months will be addressing the feedback many of you have. In particular we will focus on providing a complete crafting system, a more rewarding progression loop, and continue working on game stability and performance optimizations. is. .”
Fatshark is also delaying the release of “premium cosmetics” and Xbox console editions, as well as seasonal content. “We couldn’t continue down this path knowing that many areas of feedback weren’t addressed in games today.” Written by Wahlund.
Darktide seemed destined for success. Fatshark previously developed Vermintide 1 and 2, popular Warhammer Fantasy co-op shooters, and a 40K version of the same concept that mixes melee and ranged combat. There were also several very popular Darktide Closed Beta events leading up to launch. Alas, negative reviews on Steam have been consistent since launch, with an overall rating of “mixed” from a total of 51,773 reviews at the time of writing.
Scan the latest Steam reviews, mostly from players with dozens or hundreds of hours of playtime, and you’ll find people praising the “core gameplay,” but the crafting system, progression system, and options for how to play. These issues can be addressed so people can have more mob-busting fun with their friends.