Fatshark's Martin Wahlund says the extra time will be used to focus on quality along with investing in systems to support the title post-launch.
Abnett is known for his work on Warhammer 40,000 novels like Gaunt's Ghosts and Eisenhorn along with writing comics for DC, Marvel and more.
Fatshark's co-op sci-fi shooter will make an appearance as part of the Warhammer Skulls Showcase. It will broadcast at 10 AM PST.
Fatshark's Martin Wahlund, Anders De Geer, and Mikael Hansson talk about their upcoming action title.
"We have worked with Microsoft for many years, and they are a great partner," says the developer.
Warhammer 40K: Darktide developer is impressed with several aspects of the Xbox Series X.
"Many developers nowadays are used to a much more dynamic ecosystem of hardware," the developer says.
The trailer also has some story content.
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The 4 player co-op title is due out in 2021.
The four player co-op experience comes from Fatshark of Warhammer: Vermintide fame.
An in-game store for cosmetics and Quick Play Weaves are also live.
Both "soft and hard" currency will be supported.
A new enemy faction and new game mode arrive next week.
A closed beta for the same will take place in June.
Physical edition will include all downloadable and premium content.
SteamDB leaks the existence of Vermintide 2's third paid DLC.
Decimate alien ants, Skaven, and Chaos alike for just $12.
Chinese conglomerate has acquired a 36 percent stake in Fatshark.
Three levels from the first game have returned with new challenges and tougher foes.