Last month during a PlayStation State of Play showcase, developer Rocksteady dropped a deep dive into its upcoming superhero game, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. New gameplay was revealed showing co-op action and the game’s extremely divisive live-service elements. Earlier this month, it was reported that publisher Warner Bros Games would be delaying the game to address the ‘games as a service’ criticisms but according to a new report, the core game will be left unchanged meaning the delay probably won’t drop the GaaS features.
Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier, who first broke the news that Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League would be delayed to late 2023, has provided an update stating that the core game will not change. This presumably means that the live-service elements will remain intact for the most part, begging the question why the delay was even necessary if it won’t directly address those criticised elements.
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Schreier stated in a tweet last week:
“Rocksteady has not yet announced the Suicide Squad delay, perhaps because there’s still no new date. Staff were told a few weeks ago it’s coming later this year but they still don’t know when. Possible it slips to 2024, but one thing seems certain: the core game isn’t changing.”
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has more than just its live-service issues to contend with. The gameplay itself was also panned by fans. Many pointed out how the gameplay failed to highlight each member’s unique abilities and strengths as most of them simply use guns (including Captain Boomerang… who uses a shotgun). Rocksteady was once praised for its excellent melee combat in the Batman Arkham series so it’s admittedly very strange to see none of that here.
Rocksteady have yet to announce a delay because it seems like it’s still trying to decide on a new date. The plans are apparently to push it to late 2023 but it could also easily slip into 2024. We’ll keep you updated as soon as we hear more news.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is currently in development for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: Jason Schreier