BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT Creators Were Allegedly Working on All-New SUPERMAN Video Game
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Considering that Rocksteady Studios' latest video game — the award-winning Batman: Arkham Knight — made its debut in June 2015, it's quite surprising that we still know next to nothing about the London-based developer's upcoming projects. Although Rocksteady's future games remain a big mystery, Geeks WorldWide's James Sigfield has revealed some new details on one of the company's scrapped projects.
According to Sigfield's latest report, he has heard from multiple sources that Rocksteady had actually tried to get a Superman game off the ground in 2015. Apparently, the team pitched the title to WB Games execs after the studio had finished the works on Arkham Knight, but the management passed on the project.
Quite interestingly, Rocksteady's original take on the beloved Superman universe would feature destructible environments, powered by the technology used in Arkham Knight (mostly its Batmobile-heavy sections).
Unfortunately, it's safe to say that the producers are not planning to greenlight said Superman title anytime soon, as Rocksteady is reportedly busy developing a reboot of its Batman: Arkham game series.
To learn more about the canned Superman and Suicide Squad games, check out our previous coverage.
Hearing from multiple sources that Rocksteady pitched a Superman game to WB as a follow up to Arkham Knight, and WB passed on the project.— James Sigfield (@Jsig212James) April 15, 2020
Judging how similar this feels to the “New Gotham” section of Arkham Knight, this could be for that. pic.twitter.com/RKIE6ugKSP
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bartosz Sobczak - Owner, Editor-in-Chief
Lawyer by day, video game reporter by night. Long-time fan of the Mass Effect, Age of Empires, Prince of Persia, BioShock — especially the second one — and Splinter Cell series (who still believes that the best is yet to come). Tries his hardest to shine a new light on the Polish game-development scene. Gameplay Mechanix is his biggest passion project to date. Often listens to old episodes of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson while writing. Privately a cat person.
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