Rocksteady co-founders' next game could be published by Xbox

Rocksteady co-founders' next game could be published by Xbox
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Lloyd Coombes

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29th May 2024 08:53

Xbox has reportedly agreed a deal to publish the first game from London-based Hundred Star Games, the studio started by co-founders of Rocksteady, Sefton Hill and Jamie Walker.

The two left Rocksteady in 2022, prior to the launch of Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, having previously helmed the studio through the development of the Batman Arkham series and Urban Chaos: Riot Response back in 2006.

Microsoft reportedly financing AAA project from ex-Arkham devs

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Kill The Justice League "underperformed" for publisher WB

That comes via a report from eXputer, which says a deal has been agreed with Xbox Game Studios to finance the game, although it's currently unknown whether the title will be an Xbox or PC exclusive given Xbox's shifting plans on recent releases.

As for what the title is, eXputer suggests it's an AAA-caliber, single-player action-adventure game. That sure sounds closer to the earlier Arkham titles than the live-service co-op shooter that Kill The Justice League became, and perhaps that's no surprise with eXputer reporting more than 20 devs at the studio also came from Rocksteady Studios.

Hundred Star continues hiring, too, over on its official website.

What about Rocksteady?

Rocksteady's Kill The Justice League is continuing development on its seasonal content, but feedback hasn't been glowing from its first season which reintroduced the Joker.

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Despite the game's disappointing financial results, I had fun with it.

In my review, I said, "Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League, live service ambitions aside, is a fun shooter that feels like the closest you’ll get to a virtual DC Comics theme park; it looks great, and it’s full of recognisable characters."

I also haven't returned since, which perhaps speaks to the challenges Rocksteady is facing with player retention.

Lloyd Coombes
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Lloyd Coombes
Lloyd is GGRecon's Editor-in-Chief, having previously worked at Dexerto and Gfinity, and occasionally appears in The Daily Star newspaper. A big fan of loot-based games including Destiny 2 and Diablo 4, when he's not working you'll find him at the gym or trying to play Magic The Gathering.
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