Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has officially been delayed from 2022 to a Spring 2023 release window. The confirmation comes from Rocksteady Games co-founder and the game’s creative director Sefton Hill.
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. pic.twitter.com/VOSwTM6Zak
— Sefton Hill (@Seftonhill) March 23, 2022
The announcement comes a month and a half after initial reports suggested that the game would be delayed from this year to the next, and ends a silence on the matter, and on the game’s progress through development.
WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar tweeted in January that they were “delivering of a full slate of highly anticipated games,” alongside images for both Gotham Knights and Hogwarts Legacy, which had previously been delayed from 2021 to 2022. Suicide Squad was conspicuous by its absence, despite having a 2022 target, and that became more apparent as Warner issued updates on release dates and windows for other games. Gotham Knights is now due out in October with a confirmed date, while Hogwarts Legacy is aiming for a ‘Holiday 2022’ release. With all that in mind, it would be pretty mad for Warner to step on its own toes by releasing a third blockbusting AAA game in the same quarter.
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.