Rocksteady Games, creators of the Arkhamverse, have said before that they’re moving on from the Batman games, but this time they mean it. With Rocksteady’s last adventure into the world of Batman, Batman: Arkham VR, hitting shelves Oct. 11, the studio has it’s eyes set forward. Speaking recently with Eurogamer, Rocksteady Prducer Dax Ginn had this to say about what the future holds for the studio:
“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. I think we’ve proven that we’re a hardworking team, we work well together, and we can really decide what’s best creatively for our own destiny.”
It sounds like Rocksteady is really trying to stretch their legs, and take the time to craft their dream game. Batman: Arkham VR was something the studio couldn’t pass up doing, but Batman: Return To Arkham, which also releases this October, is something Rocksteady didn’t have their hands on.
“That is a Warner Bros. initiative and Virtuous are handling the port. We are working on what our future holds as a studio. The resource we’re applying right now is for games which have yet to come out.”
Ginn wasn’t ready to reveal what Rocksteady is working on just yet. But it’s obvious that the Arkham Universe will always have a special place in Rocksteady’s heart, even if they are finally leaving it behind.
“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.
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.”
It’s clear that Rocksteady really feels it’s time to move on from the Batman universe, but what do you think? Are you looking forward to whatever Rocksteady’s dream game might be? Do you want them to stay in the superhero realm of video games? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter!