The upcoming superhero adventure Suicide Squad just won’t settle down: After the last trailer pretty much killed all the hype, a Bloomberg report now announces another postponement of the multiplayer game.
Update from March 10, 2023:
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Warner Bros. plans to postpone the ailing multiplayer game Suicide Squad to to the disastrous feedback from the fans to be able to react after the last gameplay trailer. An unnamed insider source even says that the game is only supposed to be released in 2024 – so it would have been postponed again, initially it was supposed to be released in 2022. (Source: Bloomberg)
However, it remains to be seen whether a longer development phase will help the chances of the superhero game. With the last trailer, the entire concept in the community went under the wheels, especially the online compulsion, the interchangeable gameplay and the live service mechanics were loudly criticized. So if developer Rocksteady wants to address all of these aspects, the studio has a long way to go.
Check out the Suicide Squad gameplay trailer in the video here.
Update February 24, 2023:
A look at the FAQs for the upcoming action-adventure Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League reveals that developer Rocksteady has integrated online enforcement into the game. So you can’t play the DC blockbuster without an internet connection – a decision which, as expected, led to protests on Reddit leads. Being forced online has always been one of the most disliked features in the community, especially when it extends to single player as well.
Reddit users leave the previous impressions of Suicide Squad bad hair. After already weeks ago horrified at the battle pass and loadout menu that reminds many of the live service flop Marvel’s Avengers, the online compulsion is now exacerbating the situation. The fact that fans have had to wait 8 years since Arkham Knight for Rocksteady’s next DC adventure and that this now comes across as a live service game à la Anthem is a bitter disappointment for many.
Original message from January 19, 2023:
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League – leaked image causes an uproar
With Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, publisher Warner Bros. wants to land another game success in the DC universe. After the acclaimed Arkham trilogy, expectations are high for developer Rocksteady’s runaway superhero adventure, slated for release in 2023. A leaked image from ingame menu however, now raises fears that the game could become a live service project with microtransactions.
Like Marvel’s Avengers? Battle Pass scares fans
The Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League menu image is currently being heavily criticized by the community on Reddit and Twitter. The screenshot shows the main four playable characters, Captain Boomerang, Harley Quinn, Deadshot and King Shark – but fans are much more interested for the centrally placed Battle Pass and Store tabswhich seem to confirm live service elements for the game.
The missions that can be selected in the menu and the loadout options are also reminiscent of many Games-as-a-Service disaster Marvel’s Avengers by Square Enix. A lot of commentators are quite disappointed with this first impression, although for some the 4-player co-op principle already hinted at a concept with a focus on live service and microtransactions.
- “All my hype for the game is gone in an instant. This is the last.” (Reddit user wheresthelambsauceee)
- “Battle pass? loadout? Different currencies? I’ve been waiting for this for 8 years lol.” (Reddit user Relative_Cause1528)
- “Yep. That looks veeeeeery much like the Avengers. I’ll skip that real quick if it’s real.” (Reddit user shichibukai3000)
Check out the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League gameplay trailer below: