Warner Bros aims to replicate the success of Batman: Arkham City with other DC properties.

Chatting in an interview with Canadian Business, the head of Warner Bros' new Montreal studio, Martin Carrier, said that the outfit is planning on releasing a variety of DC themed projects. He went on to explain that whatever the developer produces will take inspiration from Rocksteady's work on Batman.

"We realise how good a job Rocksteady did with Arkham Asylum," he said. "They changed people's perceptions and that's why we're not satisfied anymore with sub-par superhero games. Now, it's like they should be better than all the other games."

Carrier's colleague, Reid Schneider, added that the studio was under no pressure to tie any projects into future movie releases. Instead he explained that quality will be key.

"No, we're not going in that direction. It's really about make the game what it needs to be and forget the movies," he promised, adding that the age of cheap movie tie-ins has passed.

"We can't speak for everyone, but if you just look at the market, the number of those and the money they're bringing in is dwindling. Those days where publishers could do stuff like that and make money from it, it's just not the same.

"There's a real stratification of games where only the really high-quality games with mass market appeal are making money. That whole middle layer, where there were movie games or cash-ins-that market is gone."

[source eurogamer.net]