DC is full steam ahead with their upcoming games, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League and Gotham Knights but Superman is glaringly missing from the modern DC game library. With the success of the Batman: Arkham series, DC, and developer Rocksteady, have naturally been focused on those games. Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, also developed by Rocksteady, is even set in the same “Arkhamverse” as those games. So, what about Superman?
It’s rumored that Rocksteady began work on a Superman game a few years ago but that Warner Bros, for whatever reason, canned the project. No matter the reason for cancelling Rocksteady’s unannounced Superman project, hopefully another studio has been hard at work on their own version of a game featuring The Man of Steel.
With DC building up the Arkhamverse, Superman is the natural next fit to receive his own game. He’s going to be introduced into the Arkhamverse for the first time in Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League next year and so a AAA Superman game would make perfect sense to come next.
What is unclear at the moment is whether or not Rocksteady is the sole studio in charge of the “Arkhamverse”. To date, Rocksteady has developed every “Arkhamverse” game except the spin-off prequel, Batman: Arkham Origins. If DC is serious about developing the “Arkhamverse” into a wider video-game universe, Superman needs to join the franchise next.
Superman video-games have had a pretty checkered past but a high-quality, big budget, AAA Superman game could bring the original superhero out of the wilderness and into the modern gaming world. After all, with Sony and Marvel seemingly building their own super-hero video-game universe, DC probably doesn’t want to be left in the dust again. With a standalone Superman game, DC could solidify the “Arkhamverse” as the premier superhero universe.