We all know that 2021 has been a challenging year for video game development, with several high-profile titles getting pushed back to 2022. So, in today’s not-so-unexpected news, it was announced that Total War: Warhammer 3 won’t be releasing this year.
Creative Assembly has officially confirmed the next installment in the iconic strategy series won’t be out later this year as initially expected. Instead, Total War: Warhammer 3 will launch in early 2022, without any further clarity for the release window. The UK-based studio understood that such a decision might be disappointing for the fans and thanked them for their patience and support. “The wait won’t be much longer,” the team assured.
The developer didn’t provide a specific reason for the case, only saying the title was delayed in order to get the extra time needed to accomplish a higher level of quality than the team could if rushed to release this year. The new date “will make for a stronger release and the best first step into a new era for Total War: Warhammer,” says the message from the team.
The studio doesn’t consider Warhammer 3 the end of the trilogy, but “the start of years of content and support.” Earlier the dev revealed it's trying to bring such a mass of content and gameplay to Warhammer 3 that it’ll feel pretty much endless.
In the meantime, Creative Assembly has no intention of staying quiet and will share some news for the franchise’s culminating chapter on September 14. Specifically, the team is planning to reveal the “mysterious and majestic” Grand Cathay faction. As an empire that routinely has to defend itself against the onslaught of Chaos, Grand Cathay has some unique mechanics associated with sieges.
Not only that, but the devs will also provide details regarding the general siege changes for all factions in the upcoming third installment, and will give you an in-depth look at the four Realms of Chaos.
For now, Total War: Warhammer 3 is announced to hit PC via Steam, however, the team is “looking forward” to the day the series makes its way onto consoles.