Rocksteady has confirmed that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has been delayed by nine months, with a new release date set for February 2nd, 2024.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has been a pretty rough few months. After getting a May release date at the end of last year, the gameplay, which was revealed in February, met with huge backlash thanks to its GaaS elements, floating motion, and constant internet connection requirement. We then received reports that the game was delayed to 2024, representing the third largest delay since the game was first revealed.
As expected, the report turned out to be true. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has been delayed from its scheduled release next month to February 2nd, exactly February next year. That means it was hit with a 9-month delay, which is pretty big for a game that was supposed to be out in a matter of weeks.
meI made a statement on TwitterRocksteady said, “We made the tough but necessary decision to give the game the necessary time to ensure that it is the highest quality experience for our players. Thank you to our amazing community for their continued support, patience and understanding. We look forward to more in the coming months. We will share and look forward to seeing you at Metropolis next year.”
For those hoping this means the GaaS element will be removed from Kill the Justice League, that’s highly unlikely. Not only do the mechanics seem baked into the game’s overall fabric, but Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, who originally reported that the game would be delayed beyond 2023, said Rocksteady developers said the delay was to improve the game and had nothing to do with the February Showcase reaction.
Schreier also said he doesn’t think nine months is enough time to change the entire nature of a game. That’s true of any release, but especially in the case of Kill the Justice League, at least if we consider how many. GaaS Mechanics Rocksteady decided to focus on during its February showcase.
The nine-month delay could see some of these mechanics tweaked and moved around a bit, but it’s unlikely that Kill the Justice League will suddenly shift from a co-op online shooter to a single-player focused adventure. Still, we can at least hope that Rocksteady has plans to remove the always-online requirement, much like Arkane plans to do with Redfall in the future.
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