Sega and Creative Assembly have announced that they will be delaying the launch of Total War: Warhammer III into next year.
Chief Product Officer Rob Bartholomew explained the delay in a statement posted to the game’s official Twitter account. “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 of Total War: Warhammer III from 2021 to early 2022.”
“The wait won’t be much longer,” he reassured fans. “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.” To that end, the studio promise they don’t see the release as the end of a trilogy, but promise “years of content and support”.
The latest entry in the PC strategy spin-off was first announced back in February of this year. It will allow players to conduct epic-scale battles across the Realm of Chaos and the offers the widest selection of playable races yet. You’ll also command legendary lords such as Skarbrand of the Khorne with his twin axes Slaughter and Carnage. Another of these factions, the Grand Cathay, is set to be revealed tomorrow.
All being well, Total War: Warhammer III will land in early 2022 on PC via Steam and the Epic Game Store.
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