Batman: Return to Arkham was set to allow people to return to developer Rocksteady’s first two Arkham games in remastered form later this month, though the game was suddenly delayed and with no details on when it would release. However, we’re now getting word on when the game might be releasing, as well as what the holdup has been.
Eurogamers is reporting that they’ve heard from multiple sources that the game will now be releasing in November at the earliest, though it’s possible that even this release window will not be met. If a game was initially set to launch later this month and now may not even release this year, what is the reason for that happening?
Publisher Warner Bros. released a statement to Eurogamer where they said the following:
“After reviewing the progress of the project, the team at WB Games has decided to delay the release of Batman: Return to Arkham to give the team at Virtuous Games additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience.”
“We do not have a release date yet and will be sure to communicate that once we are sure the game will be ready. We know this is disappointing news, but we feel the extra time will allow the team to create the best gaming experience for our fans.”
It looks like the finished product that Virtuous Games came up with was not up to the high standards of the series, and with even an optimist release window that is now 4 months away at the earliest there is obviously a lot of work that needs to be done.