Warner Bros. Montreal’s game has to be announced by Warner shortly…
The new Batman game has been rumoured for weeks, but Warner doesn’t want to announce it (especially now that AT&T is rumoured to sell Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment altogether…), and the situation wasn’t helped by the coronavirus global pandemic either, as Warner was planning to hold an E3 event this year.
The game is rumoured to be called Gotham Knights. „The new Batman game will kick off a new, somewhat cohesive DC Game Universe. Shortly after it’s release this fall, it will be followed up by a next-gen DC game from the creators of the Batman: Arkham franchise, Rocksteady Studios. The roadmap from there is foggy; sources have said that a next-gen Superman game (not developed by Rocksteady!) is also in the works at WB, but nothing confirmed yet,” WCCFTech wrote.
On Twitter, TheComixKid, who has been reliable with DC-related rumours, wrote the following: „Just a reminder: here is what I heard about the new Batman game from someone who worked on it in the beginning: the Bat-family [will be] playable, [there will be] multiple factions and a Nemesis system that includes GCPD (Gotham City Police Department). [The] Owls were the main antagonist, [and there will be] connections to other games. Can August come quick enough?” In another tweet, he added that „the GCPD were hunting you as well.”
So the game might have taken a cue from Monolith Productions, whose two newest games (Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War) had this Nemesis system. We have yet to see how Gotham Knights could reference the other games (or what these titles could be).
Warner is said to have its E3 replacement event in August (August 22?), where they will likely reveal Gotham Knights (but, as always, nothing is confirmed at the moment!), and we have yet to see if it’s a next-gen game (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X), or if it’s a cross-gen title (+ PlayStation 4, Xbox One). The source says it’s a cross-gen game, but the COVID-19 might have changed plans.
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