Two unannounced Warhammer video games are currently in development, adding to an already busy release schedule for the beloved franchise.
While Warhammer 40,000 Darktide will be the next game set in the dark universe to be released on PC and Xbox Series X | S, Warhammer fans will have a lot more video games to play in the coming months. In your annual earnings report (opens in new tab)the Games Workshop franchise owner hinted at what’s to come.
“New games released in 2022/23 include the top Warhammer 40,000 franchises: Darktide and Blood Bowl 3, plus four more still awaiting release dates,” the report reads. “In total, there are 12 new games in development and four new licenses were signed in the year.”
More Warhammer games are coming
At this point, 10 Warhammer games are known to be in development, leaving two titles on Games Workshop’s list of 12 games yet to be announced.
A glut of games were revealed during June’s Warhammer Skulls showcase, including the first Warhammer 40k Rogue Trader RPG; Boltgun Doom-clone hand-drawn; 2D Shooting Shootas, Blood & Teef; and the digital collectible card game Warpforge.
Additionally, mobile strategy game Tacitus is scheduled to release on August 15th, fantasy sports game Blood Bowl 3 will be released later this year, and Darktide is also on the horizon. The long-awaited FPS Space Marine 2 was also announced last year, although no release date has been revealed.
Two Warhammer fantasy games are also known to be in development. Total War Battles: Warhammer will attempt to recreate the spirit of Creative Assembly’s acclaimed turn-based strategy series on mobile platforms. It is being developed by Diablo Immortal co-developer NetEase, but does not yet have a release date. An unnamed multiplayer RPG set in the Mortal Realms of the Age of Sigmar is also on the way from Nexon. Few details of this game have been released, except that it will involve live service elements and a social PvE world.
Fans will be eager to hear what the remaining two unannounced Warhammer games look like. Many will be waiting for another pair of high-budget triple-A games set in the dark universe. It’s not unlikely, however, that both are mobile games, adding to the growing pile of ill-conceived Warhammer spin-offs.
Developers will have no shortage of source material to extract. While Warhammer video games of recent years have been more experimental in their settings, many are still firmly entrenched in the familiar Imperium ranks. Age of Sigmar fans and Xenos lovers can stay tuned as the franchise grows in popularity.
Games Workshop’s earnings report reveals one last interesting detail about their upcoming releases. He considers Space Marine 2 “has been the most consistently requested [Warhammer] game since the first game was released in 2011”. Even the highly anticipated but slightly underwhelming Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 apparently failed to knock it off its pedestal. That’s a lot to live for.