Although Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham franchise has reached its conclusion with the release of Arkham Knight, a new comment made by a member of the development team reveals that the company has another exciting project in the works. According to Gaz Deaves, Game Manager for Rocksteady, fans will “lose their minds” once the next game is unveiled at long last.
The announcement was made over Twitter today, as the developer apologized for a lack of communication with its fanbase. It seems that, although Rocksteady has been quiet in recent months, the silence will be worth the wait for gamers everywhere.
Be patient, fans. I know we're not talking right now… but when we do, people are going to lose their minds. Can't wait 😀
— Gaz @ Rocksteady (@GazDeaves) September 28, 2017
What’s interesting is that the developer will likely be working on a brand-new franchise or standalone title, judging by the recent comments by veteran Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy. The experienced VA is well known for being the definitive voice of the Dark Knight himself, and his claims that the Arkham series is finished should hold some weight. Then again, voice acting is one of the last pieces of the development puzzle, so it could be that Conroy hasn’t been made aware of a new game. But even if Arkham is continuing, it likely won’t be with Rocksteady at the helm.
Even if Rocksteady isn’t working on another Batman title, the market will not go without everyone’s favorite Caped Crusader, as Telltale Games has taken up the mantle as DC’s Gotham developer. The decision-based game studio is just days away from releasing its second Batman game which will follow the creation of the infamous Joker and Harley Quinn.
We certainly have a few ideas for which direction Rocksteady should go in but, for now, we’ll have to wait and see just what sort of project the developer is working on. Rumors of a Superman game have been present for years and with Rocksteady behind the helm, fans could finally get the title that the Man of Steel deserves.
On the other hand, there are a number of reasons why we believe Rocksteady shouldn’t make a Superman game and although the developer might be the best choice for DC, its time might be better allocated to another franchise.