Dev Debunks Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League Rumours

Dev Debunks Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League Rumours
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Daniel Hollis

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18th Jan 2023 15:47

We're a few months out from the release of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, but there's still no sign of any raw gameplay. In all honesty, many are not even sure what the game is all about.

Where developer Rocksteady has failed to give potential players an insight into what its working on, leaks usually end up doing the job for them. Intentional or not, it's becoming a common practice, and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is the latest game in the firing line.

A recent leak has suggested some unsavoury things about the game, including the idea of monetisation and a battle pass. All things point to it being a live-service title, which are enough words to shake any gamer to their core.

However, despite everyone wincing at the leaked image, potential plot details, and writing the game off entirely, it appears it could simply be a fabrication if a former developer on the game is to be believed.

Potential spoilers ahead for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

What Are The Kill The Justice League Story Rumours?

After the disappointing return to the world of Batman games with WB Montreal's Gotham Knights, the latest nuggets of information are disheartening for anyone who believes them.

Sources close to sites such as VGC claim to have confirmed the live service details of the game, which is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl, but the information surrounding the plot is still up in the air.

According to the leak, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will see the majority of the Justice League killed off, except for Wonder Woman and the Flash. Throughout the campaign, players will reportedly time travel to save Earth and encounter enemies like a mind-controlled Batman.

A Former Rockstead Dev Weighs In

If it sounds a bit hokey, then you're not alone in feeling that way. Response to the leak has been extremely negative, with one reader claiming it to be nothing more than "bad fanfiction."

Comments like this sparked former Rocksteady developer Del Walker - who worked on the game up until 2021 as a senior character artist - to insinuate that the plot synopsis is nothing more than a fabrication.

In a since-deleted tweet spotted by GamesRadar, Walker responded to the fan-fiction comment and said, "Lol don't worry about the devs. They're laughing." The main takeaway here is that Walker and the developers at Rocksteady see no truth in this leak.

Of course, until official details of the game are made, no one can know for sure. But with its release date of May 26th fast approaching, Rocksteady probably needs to give players a reason to be excited for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.