The Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has its framerates confirmed on console

Harley Quinn
(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

I've got some good news for you if you're considering getting The Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League on console then you're in luck. Developers Rocksteady has recently confirmed that the game is targeting 60fps on Xbox Series X and PS5.  

There's been no word yet on whether we'll see ray tracing or additional fidelity and performance modes in The Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. However, judging from the fact that it's a fast-paced, always online, co-op shooter, performance definitely has to be the priority, as dropping frames and stuttering would severely hurt the experience. 

The Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League now coming on May 26 after being delayed from its original late 2022 release date. As confirmed in a recent FAQ on the game's official website, the shooter will be "full cross-platform" so it won't matter whether you're playing on PC or consoles with your friends. Little has been revealed about the specs and performance playing on PC yet, with these announcements soon to follow closer to release. 

Also confirmed by developers Rocksteady, the team behind the Batman Arkham series, is that you will need an internet connection to play the game even in single-player. Unfortunately, there's no couch co-op split-screen to speak of either. It isn't shocking news, as few Xbox Series X and PS5 titles support this, but it would have been considerate for as many people to enjoy the experience together. 

The new gameplay overview trailer shows off exactly how Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and King Shark will play. Unlike Rocksteady's previous trilogy of games, the focus with these villains isn't Freeflow hand-to-hand combat, but more conventional third-person shooting. Task Force X are seriously fast as they leap around the map and teleport with a varied arsenal of firearms capable of incapacitating the most famous superhero team ever penned to paper. 

As we've seen before with always online games such as Marvel's Avengers, there will be a battle pass system, but this will be "cosmetics-only" for outfits and emotes which is pretty standard fare in a title like this. There will be free and premium tiers so there's not necessarily an incentive to spend any more money other than the initial purchase.  

I must say that this news hasn't been the most encouraging for me. As someone who adored James Gunn's The Suicide Squad and the Batman: Assault on Arkham animated movie featuring these characters, it's a shame that it looks to be a fairly by-the-numbers shooter. 

The always-online requirement leaves a bit of a bad taste in my mouth as I have never been one to buy into games as a service. It's safe to say that if you're into these sorts of games and enjoy DC comics you may get a lot out of it though. If you were into last year's Gotham Knights and want more of a Batman fix, then The Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League looks to satisfy that void. 

Aleksha McLoughlin
Hardware Editor

Aleksha McLoughlin is the Hardware Editor for TechRadar Gaming and oversees all hardware coverage for the site. She looks after buying guides, writes hardware reviews, news, and features as well as manages the hardware team. Before joining TRG she was the Hardware Editor for sister publication GamesRadar+ and she has also been PC Guide's Hardware Specialist. She has also contributed hardware content to the likes of Trusted Reviews, The Metro, Expert Reviews, and Android Central. When she isn't working, you'll often find her in mosh pits at metal gigs and festivals or listening to whatever new black and death metal has debuted that week.