Rocksteady made it pretty clear in the build up to Batman: Arkham Knight earlier this year that they were walking away from the Batman franchise after completing their trilogy. Warner Bros., however, will not be walking away from the franchise that makes them millions of dollars each year. They’ve enlisted WB Games Montreal, the studio behind Batman: Arkham Origins, to keep it going.
Arkhamverse spotted a posting on the WB Games Montreal website that confirms two DC Comics games are in the works:
We are currently recruiting!
We are a growing studio with two AAA projects in development focused on expanding the DC Comics universe in the interactive space.
In September, Warner Bros. VP of product develop for DC Games went on the record saying “We don’t have anything to talk about at this time, but the possibilities are endless with a character as dynamic and beloved as Batman.” That sure sounds like WB Games Montreal is working on another Batman: Arkham game. Arkhamverse speculates that it could be set between the events of Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Asylum.
WB Games Montreal released Batman: Arkham Origins in 2013 to mixed reviews. I thought the game’s story and gameplay were fantastic, but unfortunately it was the buggiest Batman: Arkham game I had ever played. It froze on me constantly, and it was frustrating to try and play the game for an extended amount of time. If they can get past those technical issues, I think the franchise will be in good hands as Rocksteady moves on to something else.
As for the second game that they’re working on? It’s anyone’s best guess. A Suicide Squad game? Justice League? Let me know what DC Comics games you hope they’re working on in the comments below.