No doubt many of you tuned in to the recent Xbox Games Showcase! We were super thrilled to be a part of that showcase with our teaser reveal of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide for Xbox Series X.
Ever since we developed and released the critically acclaimed Warhammer: Vermintide series, we have been bombarded with requests from fans to create a Warhammer 40,000 game in the same first-person co-op action genre. As seen in the Showcase, we were fully on board with that idea!
So, what is Warhammer 40,000: Darktide? We’re sticking with a formula we know and are known for – 4 player co-op first-person action in a rich, established universe with lashings of attention to detail to serve existing 40k fans and onboard new players to that grim-dark world.
Everyone in the studio is absolutely enthralled with the Warhammer universes created by Games Workshop. Many of the founding members of the studio met through playing tabletop Warhammer games, and from those experiences and the love for the franchises the concept of Vermintide and, in turn, the upcoming Darktide, was born. Anyone who knows Warhammer Fantasy can tell you how well we captured that world in Vermintide, so you can expect even more love and uncompromising levels of detail to be poured into our slice of the Warhammer 40k universe with Darktide.
We’ll still be delivering on the same brutal melee combat that’s easy to pick up, yet layered with subtle mastery for those players who take on the hardest challenges the game has to offer.
Darktide won’t just be a melee romp though, as we’re going to bring ranged gameplay up to the same level as the melee we’re known for to really offer players diverse choices and gameplay styles through a more hybrid combat experience.
As has become our staple, Darktide will bring you cooperative experiences like never before. While it will be possible to ‘go it alone’, playing it with friends or making new ones through the game will be the best way to face off against unrelenting hordes of horror that are out to stop you from getting the job done.
We can’t wait to share more with you as development continues, and open the door to some of the new and exciting stories, systems and mechanics that Warhammer 40,000: Darktide will bring to the table.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is set to release on Xbox Series X in 2021. Learn more and subscribe to our newsletter at playdarktide.com.