Dan Abnett is writing the Left 4 Dead-like Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

Author Dan Abnett has been introduced as the author of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, a brand new cooperative first-person shooter from developer Fatshark. The announcement was made throughout the Warhammer Skulls streaming occasion hosted by franchise creator Games Workshop on Thursday.

Abnett is a deft hand at writing for the 40Ok universe with dozens of novels to his credit score. His work on Horus Rising kicked off the Horus Heresy, maybe the single longest-running collection of novels in the whole Black Library. He’s additionally accountable for the creation of Gaunt’s Ghosts, a unusual crew of commandos, and Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn, a personality who might quickly get a live-action tv present.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide was formally introduced final July. In it, gamers will management a unit of Imperial Guardsmen, lengthy the disposable cannon fodder of the 40Ok universe. According to the sport description on Steam, these heavily-armed squaddies shall be exploring hive metropolis Tertium below the course of a member of the Imperial Inquisition. The sport clearly takes inspiration from Left 4 Dead, however it would additionally probably draw upon Fatshark’s experience with melee weapons. It’s a mode of fight that the studio has refined over the previous few years with its work on the Warhammer: Vermintide collection.

This isn’t Abnett’s first time writing for video video games. He co-wrote the critically-acclaimed horror motion sport Alien: Isolation. The progressive title narrowly missed out on our sport of the 12 months awards in 2014.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide doesn’t have a launch date, however it’s anticipated to come back to Steam in 2021. The sport is additionally set to be launched on the Xbox Series X, the place will probably be a part of the Xbox Game Pass program at launch.

The Founding: A Gaunt’s Ghosts Omnibus

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The first three novel’s in Dan Abnett’s Gaunt’s Ghosts collection, this assortment contains First and Only, Ghostmaker, and Necropolis.

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