Rocksteady Studios has finally acknowledged longstanding rumours of a further delay of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League following its polarising reception during this year’s PlayStation State of Play and confirmed that the game will not be ready for its May 26th 2023 release date. The studio has announced a delay into next year to allow more time to work on the game.
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“We have made the tough but necessary decision to take the time needed to work on getting the game to be the best quality experience for players,” Rocksteady advised regarding Suicide Squad’s delay on Twitter. “Thank you to our amazing community for the continued support, patience, and understanding. There is much more to share in the months ahead and we look forward to seeing you in Metropolis next year.”
This is the second major delay that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has faced, with the game originally intended to release last year. The main concern of many players following this year’s extended gameplay presentation was the emphasis on live service elements. These include an always-online requirement, even for solo players, and gear scores. Following the mixed receptions of Marvel’s Avengers and Gotham Knights, and the fact that Rocksteady’s previous Batman games were highly enjoyable single-player-focused experiences, it is understandable that many players saw this direction as perhaps chasing a trend that has already overstayed its welcome.
Unfortunately for fans hoping for a total overhaul to remove the live-service elements in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, the core game is reportedly not changing at this stage. The always-online requirement and gear scores are here to stay, with this delay mostly focused around general polish and bug fixing. Releasing in a good state is still important, however fans looking for a story-driven single-player experience like the Arkham games may not find what they are hoping for.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will now release on February 2nd in 2024 on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.