WB Games and Rocksteady have announced that Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has been delayed again, and this time it’s a pretty significant push back to February 2nd, 2024.
This news was hinted at some weeks ago after fans reacted unfavourably to a gameplay showcase during a PlayStation State of Play, but now it’s in writing. The message on social media announcing the delay reads, “We have made the tough but necessary decision to take the time needed to work on getting the game to be the best quality experience for players.
Thank you to our amazing community for the continued support, patience and understanding. There is much more to share in the months ahead and we look forward to seeing you in Metropolis next year.”
Fans who might be holding out hope that this delay comes as result of a shift in the game’s live service elements should temper those expectations though, with Jason Schreier’s original reports of a delay suggesting that the extra development time is going to be used for polish, as opposed to a complete overhaul of any of its systems.
Schrier has also suggested in response to today’s news that the push all the way to February next year may have come as a result of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 reportedly being pegged for a September release – a fact that’s unconfirmed but seemingly widely believed.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is set to be a genre-defying, action-adventure third-person shooter in development from Rocksteady Studios, the studio behind the much-loved Batman: Arkham games. It’ll be available on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on its new release date of February 2nd, 2024.
“Discover the origins of Amanda Waller’s infamous Task Force X (a.k.a. the Suicide Squad) as Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and King Shark begrudgingly embark on their mission to take down the World’s Greatest DC Super Heroes, The Justice League. Featuring an original narrative set within an expansive open-world city of Metropolis, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League puts the four DC Super-Villains on a collision course with an invading alien force and DC Super Heroes who are now laser-focused on destroying the city they once vowed to protect. All the while, the Suicide Squad must be mindful of the lethal explosives implanted in their heads that could go off at the first sign of defiance.
Each squad member has their own unique moveset with enhanced traversal abilities to freely explore the dynamic open-world of Metropolis, along with a variety of weapons to customize, and skills to master. Fans can tailor their experience, whether playing on their own as a single-player, or teaming up with friends in multiplayer co-op.”