This is a rumor. Be careful with this rumor. It can cut you down like grass. It traps souls.
So, whatever happened to the studio of tomorrow, Rocksteady? The developer went from making three of the most successful and acclaimed superhero titles of all time, to seemingly vanishing. We’ve yet to hear anything about them in almost five full years now outside the very vague rumor they were working on a ‘superhero creation’ game of some kind. But it seems that may be changing, if a new rumor is to be believed.
Imran Khan of Kinda Funny recently talked about the company’s next game, and said that he had heard the studio’s next title would be a live service game based on Suicide Squad. He didn’t have any details to offer, and was clear that this was something he heard a few years ago, so couldn’t say for sure if that had changed or not, but had not heard anything different since.
It’s interesting, because we know that a Suicide Squad game was in development at WB Games Montreal at one point, but was canceled. It could be that Rocksteady took over that project, or at least the IP in wake of said cancellation. There is also another Suicide Squad film planned, and the first film, despite being critically panned, was a massive box office success, so it isn’t too far-fetched in the end. And, just for 100% clarity, this is based on something Khan heard a while back, as he says, so it’s not outside the realm of possibility this has changed, especially since it’s obvious a lot has changed with the DC-related games.
WB Games is planning to be at a DC-based event August 22nd called FanDome where films and games based on DC properties will be shown. Odds are as good as any that the game could be finally revealed there, so we’ll wait and see.