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Batman: Arkham devs’ next project will make people ‘lose their minds’

by Eric Frederiksen | September 29, 2017September 29, 2017 2:00 pm PDT

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Rocksteady Studios. For a full decade, the team worked on Batman, bringing some of the best superhero games to consoles with Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City and, yes, even Batman: Arkham Knight. Since they finished up work on their last game, a Batman VR game for Sony’s headset, though, the team has been dead silent – until now.

Gaz Deaves, Rocksteady’s Marketing Game Manager, took to Twitter to reassure fans that something is in the works.

“Be patient, fans,” he said. “I know we’re not talking right now, but when we do, people are going to lose their minds.”

“Can’t wait,” he added.

Deaves didn’t give us anything else to chew on, though. No word on when Rocksteady will be talking about what it’s working on, or even the most vague of teases about what it is.

There’s tons of speculation, of course. With Batman being the team’s last project, some people want to see more Batman, such as an Animated Series take on the character. Something that trades out the hardcore edginess of the Arkham trilogy for the slick noir sensibility of the cartoon. More Batman seems unlikely, though. Fans have also been begging for games based on characters like Superman, The Flash, the entire Justice League, the Watchmen, and even a Ninja Turtles game.

A comic-book property does seem like a likely target, and the company’s relationship with Warner Bros. and DC Comics certainly makes that an obvious source. Deaves himself has tweeted about things like the Japanese manga Berserk, but made it clear that nothing he’s tweeting, retweeting, or following is a hint about what the next game will be about or look like. Not that that will keep fans from digging in and looking for details.

The team’s last two games, Batman: Arkham Knight and Batman: Arkham VR, released in 2015 and 2016 respectively, so it could be another year before we actually get some concrete information from the team. While Deaves’ tweet may leave us wanting, it’s more than we’ve heard from some studios, like Sucker Punch Productions, which has been radio silent since Infamous: Second Son and Infamous: Last Light in 2014.


Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

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