Video games being delayed are as much a common thing to hear now as the latest online fan theory. Though the one about Steven Universe growing up to be Edward Norton in Fight Club seems totally legit.
The latest victim of a pushed back release date is none other than Batman himself. Yes, even the Dark Knight can’t fight much needed additional production time. Batman: Return to Arkham, the remastered Game of the Year editions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, developed by Virtuous Games was set to be released next month for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 26. Not anymore as an official statement on the Arkham Knight forums on Warner Bros.’ Interactive Entertainment’s website confirmed that the game is now delayed indefinitely.
The official statement from WB Staff Member Steve Grayson said:
“After reviewing the progress of the project, the team at WB Games has decided to delay the release of Batman: Return to Arkham to give the team at Virtuous Games additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience. We do not have a release date yet and will be sure to communicate that once we are sure the game will be ready. We know this is disappointing news, but we feel the extra time will allow the team to create the best gaming experience for our fans.”
This also shows signs of Warner Bros. learning from their mistakes. As everyone remembers last summer when the final game in the Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Knight was released on PlayStation 4, XBox One, and PC. Those playing on console were fine, just the occasional buggy glitch here and there. PC users got a steaming hot mess served on a silver platter. The PC version had more technical issues than you can shake a Batarang at upon release that have since been smoothed over.
The news no doubt might peeve players at first, but ultimately it’ll be for the best so that they can have a fully functional, playable game at launch.
How do you feel about the news? Are you upset or do you welcome the delay? How excited are you for the current gen remastering? Let us know in the comments below!