In a recent new report, Warner Bros Discovery is looking to develop more new DC titles.
According to Variety, after the merger of Warner Brothers and Discovery, we will have the opportunity to see the new corporation take control of Warner Bros. Games, they have stated in discussions about their plans to “overhaul” the DC universe in the media, film and gaming sectors are no exception. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the gaming division of the corporation, currently holds four DC game projects in development: Gotham Knights, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, The Wolf Among Us 2 and Wonder Woman.
The report also revealed that the company plans to revive characters like Superman and that the company is looking for a Kevin Feige-like character to oversee the expansion. While DC’s movies are in a solid second place behind Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe in terms of box office hits, in the gaming world it’s a whole different story.
The 2010s saw the hit Batman Arkham games from Rocksteady become commercially successful and receive rave reviews from critics. Or the fighting game series Injustice developed by the studio NetherRealm behind the Mortal Kombat series was also very well received.
While Marvel’s game numbers have faltered somewhat with average fan reception and disappointing performance by Marvel’s Avengers, Marvel is enjoying massive success thanks to its “Spider-Man” IP their. The game was developed by Insomniac Games, both Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales were huge hits both commercially and internationally. The sequel is currently being developed by Insomniac Games, and they are also developing the exclusive Wolverine game.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, the next game from Rocksteady Studios. Originally scheduled for release this year, in March the game was announced to be delayed to 2023. Warner Bros. recently announced the release date of Gotham Knights as October 25, 2022. Gotham Knights is being developed by WB Games Montreal and is led by creative director Patrick Redding, who has previously directed popular game projects. such as Splinter Cell Conviction and Blacklist.