The Suicide Squad game reportedly failed to impress Warner Bros. executives.
WB Games Montreal, the studio behind Batman: Arkham Origins, has reportedly cancelled an unannounced Suicide Squad game and is instead now focusing on a Damian Wayne Batman game.
According to unnamed sources speaking to Kotaku, the reported Suicide Squad project had been in development for at least two years and was possibly even a co-op game. The game failed to impress executives at Warner Bros. and was cancelled after “a long period of turbulence at WB Montreal” according to the report.
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Instead, the report states that WB Games Montreal’s current project, a Damian Wayne game, was originally going to be revealed at the beginning of December, according to Kotaku’s sources. Kotaku’s report suggests the announcement may have been pushed back due to key WB Games Montreal employees leaving the company and the hiring of new studio head Stephane Roy.
IGN has reached out to Warner Bros. Interactive regarding the report and will update this story should they respond.
Back in June of 2015, WB Games Montreal had several job listings for an open-world action game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Later in 2015, the job listings expanded to two new DC Comics universe titles, though no mention was made of what DC properties were involved at the time. A post-credit cutscene at the end of 2013’s Batman: Arkham Origins teased a possible Suicide Squad game.
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