More Tide than the detergent aisle
During last week’s Xbox Games Showcase, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 developer Fatshark introduced its new Left 4 Dead-like co-op shooter Warhammer 40,000: Darktide.
There were two prevalent schools of thought. On one side, people were excited about a Warhammer zombie shooter, especially given how thick the horde looked in that teaser/debut trailer. On the other, people were left wondering how this is going to affect the ongoing development of Vermintide 2.
Fatshark has spent years dedicated to content updates and larger expansions for Vermintide 2. A major add-on, Chaos Wastes, is already in the pipeline. Will Vermintide 2 be put on the backburner for a next-gen project?
The short and emphatic answer: No. Fatshark addressed these concerns in a letter to the community, and explained that Darktide and Vermintide 2 will be developed simultaneously.
The studio says “We remain committed to Vermintide 2. We are looking forward to the continuous development of Vermintide 2, and the next major DLC update coming is Warhammer: Vermintide 2 — Chaos Wastes. We are also already working on the next career following the positive reception of the Grail Knight… and of course, so much more that we are not ready to announce.”
The infestation isn’t over. It’ll take more than the development of a new cooperative game to kill it off.