As previously reported, Rocksteady has postponed Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League until 2023.
Bloomberg, citing sources familiar with the project, claims that Warner Bros., the game’s publisher, has secretly postponed the forthcoming release, which was originally expected for later this year.
The first gameplay video of Suicide Squad, Rocksteady’s first title after concluding the renowned Batman Arkham trilogy, was released in 2020.
Following Batman: Arkham VR’s debut on PC and PS4 in 2016, Suicide Squad will be the latest Rocksteady release in seven years.
Superman and the Flash, as well as other hypnotised heroes, are pitted against four villains from the DC universe: Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark, and Captain Boomerang.
As a part of a suicide squad, each player controls a separate character, customising their weapons and skills, and working together to overcome obstacles in the open-world game.
Batman Arkham Origins takes place in Metropolis some time after the events of the Arkham games.
Pandemic delays will continue to be the norm
The pandemic-induced delays in game development and manufacturing, according to Bloomberg’s original storey, have likely resulted in a one-year delay for the game.
In the last year, Warner Bros. has delayed numerous scheduled releases, including the open-world Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and Gotham Knights.
As a result of the epidemic, studios had to adjust to working remotely and changing their work schedules, which had a ripple effect across the business. Covid-19 has already caused games to be delayed until 2020, and companies are still feeling the consequences of the epidemic.
We should expect additional delays in the sector as long as output is affected by intermittent outbreaks of diseases. There is currently no set release date, so don’t become too attached to them.
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