Creative Assembly will be delaying its third Total War: Warhammer game.
The upcoming strategy title featuring Games Workshop’s fantasy IP will be out in early 2022. The reason is because the developers want to put in extra time to not push out a “rushed title to market”.
“With nearly a decade of development on the Total War: Warhammer trilogy behind us, it feels surreal to see its culminating chapter so close to release. While it’s tempting to rush to the finish line as it comes into view, we have made the decision to give it a little more time by moving the launch window of Total War: Warhammer 3 from 2021 to early 2022.
The wait won’t be much longer, and we’ll have plenty of new information for you in the meantime. The new date will make for a stronger release and the best first step into a new era for Total War: Warhammer. We don’t consider this release the end of our trilogy, but the start of years of content and support as we continue to bring the jaw-dropping scale of Games Workshop’s fantasy universe to Total War.”
Total War: WARHAMMER III will now release in early 2022.
We know this is disappointing, but the extra time means we can accomplish more than we could if we rushed to release this year.
We won’t be staying quiet however, join us tomorrow for the global reveal of Grand Cathay… pic.twitter.com/R4GdObAs9P
— Total War (@totalwar) September 13, 2021
Sounds good to us, as major titles like these do need time to be developed, tweaked, and balanced. Fans of the series seem to agree:
I'd rather wait, and receive a quality product with you maintaining a healthy work life balance. 👍
— Michal Huniewicz (@m_huniewicz) September 13, 2021
Make it right. This doesn’t bother me. I’d rather you not deliver a broken game. Thank you.
— John P (@Fat_Unicorn12) September 13, 2021