Warner Bros. Games today announce that Batman: Return to Arkham has been delayed indefinitely. The announcement was made on the Warner Bros. Games forum by moderator Steve Grayson. Here’s what he had to say:
After reviewing the progress of the project, the team at WB Games has decided to delay the release of Batman: Return to Arkham to give the team at Virtuous Games additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience. We do not have a release date yet and will be sure to communicate that once we are sure the game will be ready. We know this is disappointing news, but we feel the extra time will allow the team to create the best gaming experience for our fans.
Announced in May, Batman: Return to Arkham is a remaster of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two games in Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham trilogy, being handled by Virtuous Games. Batman: Return to Arkham was to remaster the Game of the Year editions of both games, including all downloadable content, using the Unreal 4 engine or release current generation consoles, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The whole package was to be priced at $49.99 and released in late July.
The remaster would have made Arkham Asylum and Arkham City available for the same platform as the final game in the trilogy, Batman Arkham Knight, which released in 2015. Considering the disastrous PC launch of Arkham Knight, it’s hard to fault Warner Bros. for wanting to make sure that Batman: Return to Arkham is as polished as possible before releasing it to the public. That said, having no target release date is a sure way to irritate fans.