Batman: Arkham Knight was slated for a 2014 release when it was announced last month. Evidence from game retailers pointed to an October 14th release date, but now it seems that the game has been delayed.

At the DC All Access panel at WonderCon last weekend, the trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight was shown. According to Bleeding Cool, who was at the panel, the audience was told that the game is no longer coming this year, and that it has been pushed back to 2015. The official website still reads “Coming 2014” and Rocksteady has yet to make an official announcement about the delay, but I expect one to come soon if this report is correct.

Delays are always disappointing, but sometimes extra time is needed to get things just right. If WB Games Montreal’s Batman: Arkham Origins was delayed instead of being released with a laundry list of bugs last year, it would have been a much better game. Rocksteady has a reputation for delivering excellent, high quality games and it seems like they felt like they weren’t going to hit their 2014 deadline.

Update: A report from Comic Book Resources, who was also at the WonderCon panel, says that the game is still on track for 2014. I’ll reach out to Rocksteady and see if I can get a definitive answer.

SOURCE: Bleeding Cool