The Suicide Squad game — where you're tasked with killing the Justice League and saving the planet — has been in development for many years now, and was expected to launch sometime in 2022. However, a new report by Bloomberg's Jason Schreier says that it's been pushed back to 2023. Schreier has an excellent track record when it comes to leaking such news, and due to that, it seems to be a reliable report.
The team behind the excellent Batman games, Rocksteady, is working on Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. It takes place in an open-world Metropolis where the Justice League has been corrupted. You have to essentially assassinate them in order to prevent them from wreaking havoc on the planet.
Warner Media has quietly delayed Rocksteady's Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League until 2023, according to people familiar with development https://t.co/DS4mzqOPqV— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) February 2, 2022
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is an ambitious title because it features a handful of playable characters like Harley Quinn and King Shark. It'll be interesting to see how it holds up come 2023. The Batman games are stellar experiences that set the bar quite high.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, game development has changed quite a lot. Many developers have adopted a work-from-home approach to keep their employees safe. Understandably, due to this transition, projects have been delayed. We've even seen dependable games like Battlefield 2042 and Call of Duty: Vanguard released in poor states. Hopefully, pushing back Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will give Rocksteady enough time.