A reliable industry insider has just commented on the latest Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League delay, advising fans not to expect any drastic changes to the divisive superhero action shooter. While gamers were initially excited to return to Rocksteady’s excellent Batman: Arkham universe as the anti-heroes of Task Force X, recent Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League showings have many worried that it may follow in the footsteps of the ill-fated Marvel’s Avengers.
Not long after Suicide Squad: Kill the League was shown off during February’s PlayStation State of Play livestream, rumors began to circulate that Rocksteady intended to push the game’s May 26 release date further.
This is correct, as Rocksteady announced a massive delay for the Game, pushing it back until February 2, 2024. It wouldn’t be the first time Suicide Squad was delayed for an extended period, as it was originally scheduled to release sometime last year before being postponed to give the developer more time to “make the best game possible.”
Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier commented on the situation not long after the major release date delay announcement. As he did in the brief period between February’s State of Play and the official delay announcement, Schreier warned fans not to expect major changes to Suicide Squad’s gameplay model, reiterating that the delay will most likely be for standard polish.
He points out that the additional nine months from this new delay simply isn’t enough time to radically change a game, and that the development team was reportedly told that it has nothing to do with any backlash from Suicide Squad’s State of Play appearance.
According to the State of Play, Kill the Justice League’s live-service model and Battle Pass have already drawn negative comparisons to titles such as Marvel’s Avengers. Suicide Squad’s third-person shooter gameplay was also criticized by viewers as lacking variety for its colorful cast of rogues, and the revelation that the game would require an internet connection for the single-player campaign had many fans outraged.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is coming out on February 2, 2024, for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.