Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Takes Vermintide Gameplay to Space

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Takes Vermintide Gameplay to Space

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is the next game from Fatshark. It takes the gameplay the studio developed in Vermintide and takes it to space.

The Game Awards was filled with big announcements last week. One of those is that Fatshark currently has its next Warhammer game in development for next year. The studio that gave us the two Vermintide games is going back to that well one more time. Except this go-around, players will take the first-person action combat to space. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide lets up to four players group together to fight off the Admonition that is taking over Atoma Prime. Check out the first slice of gameplay below.

With this first glance, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide doesn’t appear to stray too far away from Vermintide. Of course, there will likely be a few notable changes that we’ll learn about before the game launches. However, for now, it just looks like more of the same. Considering how popular the previous games were, it makes sense not to change things too much. If the team can just build on Vermintide 2‘s melee combat, they’ll be well on their way to a solid video game.

The biggest change is the setting. With how popular Warhammer 40,000 is, it was only a matter of time before the team took the gameplay to this setting. Personally, I’ve always preferred the Warhammer Fantasy setting, but I know there are plenty of fans who lean the other way. So, it’s great to see Fatshark taking care of both sides with Darktide.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is set to launch sometime in 2021. Currently, the game is only announced for PC and Xbox Series X. However, Vermintide 2 came to PS4 eight months after its initial release. I would be very surprised to not see the same happen with Darktide.