Warner Bros. Games and developer Rocksteady Studios’ upcoming DC game Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has officially been delayed to spring 2023. The game was originally planned to be released this year, but previous reports suggested that a delay might’ve been coming.
Creative director and co-founder at Rocksteady Games, Sefton Hill, recently confirmed on Twitter that Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has officially been moved out of 2022 and into Spring 2023 instead. Hill cites that the studio will need a bit more time in development to make sure the game is in the best state upon release.
Hill’s full statement on the delay reads:
“We’ve made the difficult decision to delay Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League to Spring 2023. I know a delay is frustrating but that time is going into making the best game we can. I look forward to bringing the chaos to Metropolis together. Thanks for your patience.”
This is a bit disheartening news for fans looking forward to Rocksteady’s next AAA game since 2015’s Batman: Arkham Knight, but any extra time in development is good for the game.
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Games and DC have already confirmed that WB Montreal’s Gotham Knights, their own Batman game which takes place in a completely different universe, is set to release on 25 October this year for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The game will follow the extended Batfamily as they face off against the mysterious Court of Owls.
Both Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League will feature co-op gameplay in some form, though players who choose to tackle them solo can still do so. We can hopefully look forward to more updates on the delayed game closer to its release or later this year.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League now has a release window of Spring 2023 and it’s coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: Sefton Hill