Warner Bros. appears to have noticed the overwhelming absence of anticipation for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and may soon declare another postponement. Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier reports that an anonymous source with direct connections to the studio has advised him that Suicide Squad is likely to be delayed until later this year. The game is currently scheduled for release in May, but the studio seems to be rethinking that plan after the Sony State of Play showing generated less-than-ideal feedback.
No specifics have been given regarding when Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will be available to play. The source has only stated that it will still be released in 2023, so it could be anywhere from a month to the holiday season.
While Rocksteady has an excellent track record of developing incredible games in the DC Arkham story, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a major deviation from the Batman games that fans adored years ago. The game is exclusively online, even if you want to play alone with bots, and it is being developed as a live service game, complete with a battle pass and microtransaction store.
Even if you examine the State of Play gameplay, this is not the follow-up to the Arkham games that fans were hoping for. The fantastic hand-to-hand combat has been replaced with what appears to be generic shooting and looting mechanics found in numerous other games like Destiny 2. Most of what viewers witnessed in the presentation was the never-ending task of firing at purple glowing objects.
While there is a possibility that a delay might benefit the performance of Suicide Squad, it is doubtful that a delay at this stage of development will result in any significant changes. The game is so close to completion that a postponement that extends beyond this year will likely not be enough to transform it into a less generic, less over-monetized game than the one recently presented.