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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has already been postponed. Know why here


According to Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier, WB Games has reportedly delayed the release of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. The DC Comics looter-shooter, originally slated to launch on May 26, has been pushed back to an undisclosed date later this year. The delay is said to be due to bug fixes and ensuring a polished launch, despite fan backlash over developer Rocksteady Studios’ shift to a live-service model instead of their traditional single-player Batman storylines. However, sources indicate that core gameplay will not be affected by the delay or fan feedback.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League’s reported delay may even work in the game’s favor, as it was initially set to compete with major titles like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Street Fighter 6, and Diablo IV. The delay removes the game from direct competition and provides a more secure launch window. While the game was originally slated to release in 2020, it was delayed for optimization reasons. The recent State of Play presentation confirmed rumors that the game would feature a battle pass system and menu elements similar to live service titles, with all unlocks being purely cosmetic. Rocksteady Studios also promises to support the game post-launch with new playable characters, missions and weapons at no additional cost, without the use of loot boxes.

According to the game’s FAQ page, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will feature four main characters – Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and King Shark – and will require an internet connection to play, even in solo mode. The game revolves around a four-player co-op system where players must stop the Justice League members who have been brainwashed by Brainiac. The game will also feature full cross-platform support at launch and promises to introduce new content such as playable characters, missions, and weapons at no additional cost. While a PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold membership is not required to play on console, it is required for online co-op.

For those who may not be familiar, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is set in the Arkhamverse, unlike another co-op game Gotham Knights published by WB Games, which was released last year. However, Gotham Knights suffered from optimization issues leading to performance issues on PC, while the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X versions were limited to 30fps.

The upcoming game Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is scheduled for release later this year on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.