Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has reportedly been delayed until 2023. Originally intended to release this year, Bloomberg‘s sources are saying that Warner Bros. has had to push back their marquee title from this calendar year.
WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar tweeted last week that they were “delivering of a full slate of highly anticipated games,” alongside images for both Gotham Knights and Hogwarts Legacy. Suicide Squad was conspicuous by its absence, especially considering that both Gotham Knights and Hogwarts Legacy had been delayed from 2021, while Rocksteady’s latest had received no similar extension.
With reports of a delay, I’m sure we’ll hear word in the not-too-distant future over how the game’s development is faring, whether that’s Warner admitting that the game will not be hitting 2022, or an update to refute this reporting.
It’s now been been six and a half long years since the release of Batman: Arkham Knight in fairly early in the PS4 and Xbox One era, and that’s felt like a lifetime for anyone waiting on Rocksteady’s next game. For the longest time, the rumours swung back and forth between whether they were developing a Superman game or a Suicide Squad game. In the end, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was revealed in August 2020 at the DC FanDome stream as a new generation PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC exclusive.
We still have plenty to learn about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, but with a couple more trailers released in the last few months, we do know a few key things. The game is continuing the video game universe that Rocksteady cooked up for their acclaimed Batman: Arkham games, with the Suicide Squad being forcibly sent into a Metropolis that’s been devastated by Brainiac’s invasion of Earth.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is coming out for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.