Rocksteady Studios, and the developer behind the Batman: Arkham games Warner Bros have delayed the Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League once again. According to a new report, it’s now slated to be released in 2023 instead of May 26 as previously planned.
The news comes from Bloomberg, which cites “a person familiar with the game’s development cycle” as reporting on this delay. It follows another postponement that saw the game delayed from a planned release in 2022 to a more-recent date.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League will feature the entire roster of DC Comics’ antiheroes battling Brainiac in an open-world Metropolis. Players can take on the role of Deadshot, Harley Quinn, King Shark, or Captain Boomerang in a team-based action-adventure that’s set in the Batman: Arkham universe.
There were a number of negative reactions to the gameplay reveal at last month’s PlayStation State of Play showcase, with fans largely displeased with the live-service elements like cosmetic battle passes and shoot-and-loot mechanics that Rocksteady had incorporated into the game.
As a result of this feedback, Rocksteady has reportedly decided to push the game’s release date back to a later date in 2023. This latest delay will not affect the core gameplay itself, though.
The game will launch on PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC in spring 2023. This is a little later than expected but the game’s development has been relatively smooth despite the many challenges that have been faced by Warner Bros and Rocksteady Studios over the past few years.