Upcoming DC videogame Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has been officially delayed to next year.
Creative director and Rocksteady co-founder Sefton Hill announced the delay on Twitter, saying the extra development time would allow the team to bring the game up to the quality fans expect.
“We've made the difficult decision to delay Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League to Spring 2023,” Hill said. “I know a delay is frustrating but that time is going into making the best game we can.
“I look forward to bringing the chaos to Metropolis together. Thanks for your patience.”
The delay doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Earlier this year, WarnerMedia’s CEO Jason Kilar teased the publisher’s upcoming releases for 2022 in a tweet. While Gotham Knights and Hogwarts Legacy were mentioned, Suicide Squad was notably absent.
We've made the difficult decision to delay Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League to Spring 2023. I know a delay is frustrating but that time is going into making the best game we can. I look forward to bringing the chaos to Metropolis together. Thanks for your patience. pic.twitter.com/VOSwTM6ZakMarch 23, 2022
First announced in August 2020, the four-player open-world game will have you take control of DC villains Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark, as you explore Metropolis and defeat a brainwashed Justice League. It’s set in the same creative universe as the Batman Arkham series of video games.
Had Suicide Squad been confirmed for 2022, we'd have two Batman-oriented video game releases coming in a single calendar year. Gotham Knights is still due to release on October 25, and stars Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin and Red Hood fighting to protect Gotham City after the caped crusader kicks the bucket. Although developed by WB Games Montréal, the studio behind Arkham Origins, it isn’t set in the wider Arkham universe.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will release on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. It will be the first release from Rocksteady and the first release in the Arkham series since 2016’s Batman: Arkham VR.
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