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Unannounced Suicide Squad game by Arkham Origins team canceled, making new Batman game

by Ron Duwell | December 20, 2016December 20, 2016 2:00 pm PDT


How can a game that has never been announced be canceled? Well, that’s the million dollar question before us right now.

As reported by Kotaku, Warner Bros. Montreal, the development team behind Batman: Arkham Origins, was hard at work on a Suicide Squad game for two years, but the higher ups recently canceled the project. Perhaps it was because it missed a launch window close to the film. Kotaku doesn’t give a clear reason other than the brass wasn’t impressed.

Instead, the company is reportedly now focusing on a new Batman game starring Damian Wayne, Bruce Wayne’s son. The studio has been relatively quiet since the mixed launch of Batman: Arkham Origins back in 2013.

Now we know why.

Issues with the game sound similar to the issues with the movie

According to the report, the game had a rough developmental period, and it failed to impress the powers that be at Warner Bros. However, instead of cutting it to pieces and releasing a broken product, like they did with the movie, Warner Bros. just decided to scrap the whole project and move on.

If only Hollywood pictures could be so expendable. When video games achieve the same level of respect as grade-A Hollywood actors like Will Smith, then we know we’ve made it!


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...