A rumour recently surfaced about the Star Wars Jedi sequel that it would miss out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but the Gotham Knights situation is very different.
Respawn’s game won’t be released this year, giving the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which launched in 2013, more time to be replaced in as many homes as possible with a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series, which have been available since November 2020. However, regarding Gotham Knights, we’re talking about a game that will be released in 2022, which was initially one of the titles planned for 2021, but which (mainly due to the pandemic) never materialised.
Warner Bros. Montreal’s (Batman: Arkham Origins) next game is also on its way to getting age ratings around the world. You can find Gotham Knights on the Taiwan Entertainment Software Rating Information’s website, but there’s a minor issue. It’s only rated for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series. Omitting the PC is fine. It’s often the last port to be finished (and here, it’s a given that it will come with a Denuvo DRM “as a bonus”), so that’s not surprising.
The problem is that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions didn’t get an evaluation! It could lead to two possible scenarios. One is that the previous generation version of the game hasn’t been made to work correctly yet, so there might be a delay for them (there have been examples of this before: Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One took a few extra months for the PlayStation 4 version; Frogwares dropped the Xbox One port for reasons beyond their control), and the second is simply that the two ports have been cancelled. And let’s not forget the third, realistic possibility: the game, which has a PG-15 rating for violence, may not be released in Taiwan for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Gotham Knights will be released on October 25 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series and PC, and may also be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.