Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad has reportedly been delayed again, following showcase criticism
The game will now release later this year, it’s claimed
Warner Bros. has reportedly delayed Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad until the second half of 2023, following negative responses to a recent gameplay showcase.
According to Bloomberg sources, Warner has decided to push the title from its previously announced May release date until later this year.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is the next game from the creator of the Batman: Arkham series, billed as a “genre-bending action-adventure shooter” set in an open-world Metropolis.
The game was originally billed for release last year, but was eventually delayed until May 2023.
Suicide Squad’s anticipated delay could be bigger than previously claimed, with another report suggesting the game might not be released until 2024.
Suicide Squad was showcased during a PlayStation live stream last month, but received some criticism from fans due to its live service elements, such as the requirement to play online even in single-player mode.
While many modern games include DRM which requires a one-off online check to prevent piracy, a persistent online requirement remains relatively uncommon for modern games with single-player modes, even in titles that are primarily co-op focused but have single-player elements.
The presentation also confirmed that the game will feature a battle pass, which Rocksteady claimed would only contain cosmetic items. Post-game support including new characters and missions was also announced.
A representative from Warner didn’t immediately respond to Bloomberg’s request for comment.