Online co-op FPS Space Hulk: Deathwing with Warhammer 40k roots has announced that its Beta phase is over. The game is now available for pre-order with an expected release date of December 9, 2016.
Space Hulk: Deathwing Beta
According to the post from developer Streum On and publisher Focus Home Interactive, the Beta was a huge success. They reportedly garnered over 3,000 messages from Beta players in just the last five days. The team is focused on optimization, as well as addressing some major technical issues, leading up to the game’s official release on December 9th.
Players have pointed out that the they experienced some serious technical issues in the game. The player Abrax was first to comment, saying that, while the game was fun, hosting matches often gave rise to fatal errors for the host a few minutes into the action. Another player, Dogir, points out exceedingly long load times for matches, sometimes in excess of 30 minutes.
Wolfiefang is much less gentle about the Beta experience. According to the player, they were disappointed “greatly” and the developers have a lot of work to do, “otherwise you are likely getting a lot of refunds.”
Pre-Order Available Now
Players who have a little more faith in the developers can pre-order the game now via Steam, for $40 U.S. Currently, it’s also on sale for 15% off. Players who do purchase the pre-order will be rewarded with an in-game weapon, The Lost Mace of Corswain.
Space Hulk: Deathwing is a Warhammer 40k online co-op FPS developed by Streum On and published by Focus Home Interactive. It is available for pre-order via Steam for PC. Players take on the role of Space Marines and can team up with up to three friends at once to battle Genestealers in the game’s lore-heavy world.