Well, it was strongly rumoured, and now it’s confirmed: Rocksteady Studios’ hotly anticipated Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has been delayed. The game, originally due out at some point in 2022, will now not launch until Spring 2023. Creative director Sefton Hill confirmed the news on Twitter, with an amusing animation of the eponymous team looking disappointed and the original release date getting painted over.
“I know a delay is frustrating but that time is going into making the best game we can,” he said. “I look forward to bringing the chaos to Metropolis together. Thanks for your patience.”
UK developer Rocksteady Studios’ last game, Batman: Arkham VR, launched in 2016, meaning it’ll be seven years between titles for the team. In fact, if you exclude the virtual reality spin-off, it’ll be eight years, as Batman: Arkham Knight launched all the way back in 2015. The good news is that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League looked brilliant in its most recent trailer.