Rocksteady is currently showcasing its upcoming superhero game, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League via a series of weekly videos that give players a better understanding of the game’s story, characters, gameplay, development and more. Many fans speculated that the massive sandbox playground of Metropolis featured in the game was actually meant for the long-rumoured Superman game that Rocksteady apparently pitched and worked on before Suicide Squad. According to Jason Schreier, there was never actually a Superman game in development.
Responding to a viral tweet claiming that Metropolis in Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League might’ve been the blueprint for Rocksteady’s Superman game, Jason Schreier cleared the air saying, “Zero truth to this one. Rocksteady was never working on a Superman game.” When another user asked if Rocksteady ever pitched a Superman game, Schreier simply responded, “No.”
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It’s also unclear if Rocksteady was mandated to make a Suicide Squad game or if the studio willingly wanted to work on it, since there seems to be some speculation that publisher and parent company Warner Bros. Games didn’t give give Rocksteady any options. The popular theory is that Rocksteady always wanted to make Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, though the game’s heavily criticised live service elements could be a call from the higher-ups.
Zero truth to this one. Rocksteady was never working on a Superman game https://t.co/aGvoOC2Y9l
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) November 16, 2023
The latest 20-minute gameplay dive for Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League didn’t fare much better with fans than its initial maligned trailer earlier this year. The YouTube video continues to rack up extremely divisive opinions with 20k dislikes against 10k likes at the time of writing.
With Warner Bros. Games announcing that it’s pushing deeper into live service territory for future games – including Monolith’s Wonder Woman game, according to new reports – there’s understandably a lot of concern and frustration over this decision. We’ll have to wait and see how it all pans out.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League launches on 2 February 2024 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: Jason Schreier