Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League Delayed Again - Report
The game was originally slated to launch in 2022 before being delayed to May 2023 and now it's reportedly been delayed again.
Warner Bros. Games scored a hit with Hogwarts Legacy, and the studio was set to launch another game, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, in May, but it appears those plans have changed. Bloomberg reports that the game is now delayed beyond its previously announced May 26 release date. A new date was not published in the report.
Reporter Jason Schreier said the delay is no cause for concern. It's "mainly for polish," the reporter said. The game was originally slated for release in 2022 before getting pushed to 2023.
The game was featured during a February State of Play broadcast for PlayStation with an extended gameplay demo. Some people didn't like the game's live-service approach. But Schreier said the game began as a games-as-a-service title and will launch under that business model and setup.
GameSpot has reached out to WB Games for comment.
For what it's worth, a delay like this is mainly for polish, not to overhaul the core gameplay that caused the backlash. Suicide Squad started off as a Game as a Service and will remain one short of a complete reboot, which would require a much longer delay— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) March 9, 2023
WB's first big game of 2023, Hogwarts Legacy, sold 12 million copies and drove $850 million in revenue after its first two weeks. The game's huge commercial success demonstrates the massive and ongoing appeal of the Harry Potter series, according to WB.
Kill the Justice League is being developed by Rocksteady, the studio behind the Batman: Arkham series. This canonically takes place in the same universe, but ventures outside of Gotham and into Metropolis. The story centers around Task Force X, aka the Suicide Squad, being deployed to stop the Justice League after it's taken over by Brainiac. It will also feature the late voice actor Kevin Conroy, reprising his role as Batman for one of his last performances.
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