Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice may have just been delayed again, this time to late 2023
What is this deja vu we're feeling right now? Barely a few weeks after Rocksteady Games announced that it was almost ready to ship Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League on May 26, it's now looking like we may have to wait a little longer to visit Metropolis.
That's according to numerous sources that are familiar with the team at Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. As first reported by Bloomberg, it appears that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will now launch in the second half of 2023.
Why might Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League be delayed?
Warner Bros. and Rocksteady Studios are yet to provide official statements, but it's rumoured that the delay is due to fan backlash. The game was recently shown off to the public at the Sony State of Play in February, but some fans were less than keen on the gameplay that was shown.
A reliance on goofy cosmetics and a bizarre battle pass system left a lot to be desired. In addition, it was revealed that players would need to be connected to the internet permanently to play through the game, even in single-player.
Following the critical feedback from fans, it may be that Rocksteady Studios is taking some more time to flesh these features out before releasing the game prematurely.
According to Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier, the delay is likely to provide a little more polish instead of administering a complete overhaul to gameplay mechanics: "Suicide Squad started off as a Game as a Service and will remain one short of a complete reboot, which would require a much longer delay," he claims on Twitter.
While Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League was originally meant to release on May 26, a new release date has not yet been announced. However, it's likely that we'll still see the game release this side of Christmas.
At least we can rejoice that we now have one less game to cram into an already busy release period. Between Jedi: Survivor and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, we're not quite sure how we were going to fit all of those gaming hours in during May.