Rocksteady Studio’s potentially final Batman game is set to launch for the PlayStation VR next month in the form of Batman: Arkham VR, and we now know that the game has officially gone gold. However, now comes the time where they’re starting to consider what comes next and it will apparently be a big departure compared to what they have done before.
Rocksteady Studios’ Dax Ginn spoke with Eurogamer about Batman: Arkham VR going gold, revealing that they celebrated in hilarious fashion with one of the developers dressing up in a golden spandex suit and packing a golden boombox. Despite the celebration, the conclusion of this game leaves the developer with a clean slate, and they’ll be taking the time to decide what the next best move is.
When asked what their next move is, Ginn replied with “To be honest I don’t really know. We’re in a very enviable position where we have some time and space to decide what we’re doing next. We can sit back and think what our dream game would be, and we have Warner Bros.’ support to do that.”
He goes on to say that “I think there’s a little bit of sadness on the team. It feels like… breaking up? [The mood] is really split – there’s a feeling in the office like, it’s definitely time to do something else – we all accept that. But we all know Batman so well – we all feel comfortable in the Arkhamverse.”
Ginn concludes by saying “We’re definitely letting go of that comfort blanket and putting ourselves in the position where whatever we do next is going to feel very different. There’s always an anxiety associated with change and that’s where we want to be. We want to feel uncomfortable because we want to make awesome stuff.”