There’s been no shortage of leaks and speculations about the next Batman game over the past couple of years, and the complete radio silence of both WB Games Montreal and Rocksteady has only kicked those up a notch. The former have been throwing out some infuriating teases every now and then, and it’s likely that there will be even more of those in the near future. Before that happens though, an alleged new leak might have revealed some potentially interesting details about the next Arkham title and what it will lead to.
GWW claims that as per their sources, WB Montreal’s new Batman game is going to be a soft reboot of the series, beginning its own new continuity. Attempts had initially been made to develop a direct sequel to Batman: Arkham Knight, which would have seen Bruce Wayne’s son, Damian Wayne, taking up the mantle of Gotham’s Caped Crusader, though that project was eventually rebooted. That a Damian Wayne game was in development and that it was cancelled are both things that have previously been leaked as well.
WB Games Montreal eventually decided to start fresh and begin a new continuity. Their next game will allegedly release this Fall (some leaks have suggested it will be a primarily next-gen game), and that it will kick of a ew DC Games Universe. As per this leak, the game will be shortly followed by a next-gen DC game from Rocksteady.
Allegedly, a next-gen Superman game is also in development at Warner Bros., though as the studio itself has explicitly confirmed in the past, Rocksteady are not the ones working on it. Additionally, the report also brings up other details on WB Games Montreal’s upcoming new Batman title that have been leaked several times in the past, such as the fact that it will feature a playable Bat-family and feature co-op mechanics, or that its story will focus on the Court of Owls.
It’s best to take this leak – and all leaks coming from unverified and unofficial channels – with a healthy pinch of salt. WB Games Montreal and Rocksteady have both been notoriously silent about whatever it is they’re working on, and who knows how long that silence will go on, so whether or not we’ll be hearing any concrete details about their games in the near future is anyone’s best guess. We can at least keep our fingers crossed though.