Rocksteady Studios, the developers behind the acclaimed Batman Arkham series and the upcoming Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, will see its co-founders Sefton Hill and Jamie Walker leave the company after almost two decades. Hill and Walker built the company in 2004 and went on to establish Rocksteady as one of the leading developers in the gaming industry.
Rocksteady recently posted a letter on its official website confirming that the studio’s co-founders Hill and Walker will exit the company at the end of 2022. “With Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League nearly finished, they have both decided to leave Rocksteady at the end of 2022 and will begin a new adventure in gaming,” said Warner Bros. Games president David Haddad.
Hill and Walker had a few words to say for themselves in the letter:
“Our decision to leave Rocksteady was emotional to say the least! From the day we founded the company in 2004 all the way to today, Rocksteady has been our life and soul. It has given us the opportunity to do what we love most: make great games with exceptionally talented people. We are so proud of the team here for the games we have all made together, from our first game Urban Chaos, to the much-loved Arkham series, and now the epic Suicide Squad.”
The co-founders continued to talk about the bond at Rocksteady that’s more than just about making games, stating:
“But there is something extra special about Rocksteady that goes beyond the games we make, and everyone who works here feels it. It’s the incredible moments that we’ve shared over the years, the friendships made, and the care this team has for each other that have made this unforgettable journey so special. We believe people wear their Rocksteady T-shirts with pride because of how we treat each other and how it feels to be here. We want to thank the team for their hard work and everything they bring to make this such a great place to be.”
Rocksteady’s next game, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, is currently scheduled to launch sometime in 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: Rocksteady Studios