Backlash delays back Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League to late 2023

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has been delayed once again for further polishing following incessant backlash from fans.

The recent situation surrounding Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a good example of why a lot of developers don't like gameplay reveals.

At this point, the gameplay reveals of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League are more like Early Access periods of the game except it wasn't playable.

As Rocksteady Studios' next game after Batman: Arkham Knight (and the next DC video game following last year's Gotham Knights), fans were unsurprisingly expecting a lot from the upcoming Suicide Squad game. Unfortunately, after last year's delays, some expressed doubt that it's coming out this year.

A trailer at The Game Awards reassured fans of its 2023 release window, giving it a May 26 release date. Then, it was prominently featured in Sony's most recent State of Play, where we all found out that it will have a cosmetics-only battle pass.

Despite having two trailers all but confirm that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is ready to come out, a new report by Bloomberg is saying that it's not.

According to the report, the fan backlash from the latest gameplay reveal has forced Rocksteady to reconsider the game's current release date. However, it's worth noting that the game will still be mostly the same. The main difference likely will be how polished it will be, so don't expect Rocksteady to overhaul the gameplay element that most fans didn't like.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is probably better off being delayed to 2024.

The market is full of examples of why studios should reconsider cashing in on the live-service trend. The most recent and likely biggest example is Marvel's Avengers. But, it appears that developers don't intend on listening just yet.

While Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League isn't a full-on live service game, the four-player co-op title will feature elements from the divisive genre. Rocksteady promises to support the game post-launch with new characters and more missions. It remains to be seen if Rocksteady will change its mind about the live-service elements of the game when it comes out following the reported delay.

Ray Ampoloquio
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