Space Hulk: Deathwing has been slightly delayed by a week

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Would I play a game about a gigantic green steroid rage monster punching moons into gamma-irradiated dust? Hell yeah I would. But Space Hulk: Deathwing isn’t that kind of game. Instead, it stars you as one of the Emperor’s finest, a heretic-purging killdozer clad in the finest Terminator armour and sent to go do what you do best: Clean up the Imperium of Man of anything that doesn’t serve the glorious God-Emperor who watches over his flock from his immortal throne.

If you were hungry for a taste of that Space Marine action, you probably got some of it last week in a beta session. And that’s good, because the beta yielded some crucial information to developer Streum On Studio. Information which made them realise that they’ll need the launch date shifted by a week in order to optimise Space Hulk: Deathwing better. Here’s what they had to say in a press release:

Space Hulk: Deathwing, the FPS of Streum On studio set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, closed its technical beta last week, during which tens of thousands of players were able to give the team valuable feedback. The team is currently working relentlessly to address the technical points raised. Most issues have already been addressed, including drastic improvement in loading times, optimisation of general performance, improvement of interface and menu elements, sound-design changes including character voices, and fix of numerous bugs and nearly all occurrences of crashes.

Work is of course ongoing to fix the remainder of these issues.

In order to offer the best possible experience at launch, we have decided to postpone a few days the release of Space Hulk: Deathwing to allow the Streum On Studio and Focus Home Interactive teams to work on the final adjustments and optimisation. As a result, the game will release December 14th on PC.

Not the end of the world then. To help compensate for this, Streum On released a salvo of new images. Gaze upon them, heretics:

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Last Updated: December 8, 2016

Darryn Bonthuys

Something wrong gentlemen? You come here prepared to read the words of a madman, and instead found a lunatic obsessed with comics, Batman and Raul Julia’s M Bison performance in the 1994 Street Fighter movie? Fine! Keep your bio! In fact, now might be a good time to pray to it!

  • Original Heretic

    Well since I was specifically mentioned, ok, sheesh, I’ll gaze upon them!

  • Civ Scrub Bob

    Praising the Emperor and acknowledging the might of his Angels of Death is not heresy. Had they been Chaos Marines… BURN THEM ALL!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Be forever vigilant brother, the forces of Chaos surround us.

      • Civ Scrub Bob

        Let them come, the Emperor protects.

    • Captain JJ

      FOR CHAOS!

      • Civ Scrub Bob

        Hold on one minute before I put you to the torch, do you serve Chaos Undivided or a particular Chaos God? I only ask because I’d like the last thing you scream to win the favour of the Dark God you serve before you meet them. 🙂

        • Captain JJ

          “The difference between gods and daemons largely depends upon where one is standing at the time.” 😀

          • Civ Scrub Bob

            I only serve the God Emperor all other false gods shall burn.

            Luckily this is a Warhammer 40K article otherwise I’d come across as a raving lunatic.

          • Captain JJ

            Haha. Yea. We understand each other here. XD

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Heretics will be purged in righteous fire.

        • Original Heretic

          That’s the only kind of fire that works on me.

    • Lu


      • Original Heretic

        I’m feeling much aggression directed toward me.

        • Lu

          Your name unfortunately means you must burn…..

          • Original Heretic

            Dammit! Now you’re going to force me to quote Shakespeare. I’m only supposed to do that to impress women.

            “What’s in a name? A rose by any other would still smell as sweet.”

            And to add my own 2c worth there, a heretic by any name will smell like pork while roasting.

          • Lu

            I’m sure if they called a roses “Infected Armpits” you wouldn’t wanna smell them…..

          • Original Heretic

            Dunno hey. Considering when those words were written and all the diseases that were around at the time, infected armpits were probably a huge turn on. Sniffing them would have been foreplay.

          • Lu

            Guuuugh. For that comment alone you deserve to be put to the torch.

  • DragonSpirit009

    Look at those glorious big beasty’s!

  • Nikola

    This looks awesome!! Please tell me it’s going to PS4? Not just PC…

  • Admiral Chief Argonian


    (Doing it right?)

  • Captain JJ

    SO HYPE.

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