Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has been delayed from later this year to spring 2023. The delay comes after months of rumors and speculation that development wasn’t going as smoothly as anticipated. The delay was announced by Sefton Hill, Creative Director and co-founder at Rocksteady Studios. Check out the full announcement below.
We’ve made the difficult decision to delay Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League to Spring 2023. I know a delay is frustrating but that time is going into making the best game we can. I look forward to bringing the chaos to Metropolis together. Thanks for your patience.Sefton Hill
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League was first rumored to be in trouble earlier this year. In February, Bloomberg reported that the game had been “quietly delayed” to 2023. Although the game may have been internally delayed until 2023 for some time, Rocksteady and Warner Bros. only made the delay official today.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League was set to be part of a stacked year for Warner Bros before it was delayed. The publisher has Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Gotham Knights, Hogwarts Legacy, and MultiVersus all releasing this year. That’s a lot of games for a publisher that only had one console/PC release last year (Back 4 Blood).
Warner Bros, like many studios, has been hit by COVID delays with its planned games. Hogwarts Legacy, Lego Star Wars, and Gotham Knights were all supposed to be released in 2021. Rocksteady has also taken a long time to come out with its follow-up to the popular Batman: Arkham series. The last game in that trilogy was released in 2015 and Rocksteady has been noticeably silent since then. The studio hasn’t released any games since the Batman: Arkham VR game in 2016. Now, it’s confirmed the studio will be skipping 2022 as well.