Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has reportedly been delayed again out of its launch this May and into Q4 2023. Developer Rocksteady recently showcased the game at a PlayStation State of Play event to a harsh reception from fans, with many criticising its battle pass, live-service elements and always online feature. Publisher Warner Bros Games will apparently delay the game in order to address these issues.
According to sources close to Bloomberg, Warner Bros Games has decided to push Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League out of its planned release this May and into a later release later this year. The recent gameplay received a negative response online surrounding its live-service elements which fans quickly compared to Marvel’s Avengers. Warner Bros Games probably realised that no upcoming superhero game wants to be compared to that so it has reportedly made the decision to delay the game’s release.
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Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is set in the same universe as Rocksteady’s acclaimed Batman: Arkham series and follows the titular squad of villains as they attempt to stop Brainiac’s domination of Metropolis. The Justice League have all become brainwashed and it’s up to the Suicide Squad to “save” them. Players can tackle the story solo or with up to four players via co-op in an open-world Metropolis.
Unfortunately, the game has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately. Players didn’t respond well to Rocksteady’s gameplay seemingly built around the incorporation of the live-service model including a battle pass, cosmetic microtransactions and more. This is especially divisive as the studio was once praised for its compelling single-player story-driven adventures with the Arkham series.
Warner Bros Games has yet to directly address Bloomberg’s latest report about a potential delay but we’ll hopefully hear from the publisher soon.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is currently in development for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. If the reports are accurate, then it will no longer launch on 26 May 2023.