It looks like fans of the Batman: Arkham City, Knight, and Asylum games will have to hang on a while longer for news on developer Rocksteady’s next project. The London-based studio has just announced that it will not be heading to E3 this year.
Game Director and co-founder at Rocksteady, Sefton Hill, has posted a tweet saying that the studio will be sitting this one out. The tweet says “a number of you have asked so we wanted to let you all know up front that @Rocksteadygames won’t be showing at E3 this year. We’ll be watching as fans but remaining in London, hard at work on our next big project. Enjoy the show!”.
Sad news for fans of the studio’s work, but also pretty exciting to hear more hints about an upcoming title reveal – even if one at E3 is not to be. Sefton’s Twitter bio info says “working on @BatmanArkham and what comes next!” fuelling speculation that something could be coming soon…ish. There were signs earlier this year that the studio could be gearing up to an announcement of this big project sometime in 2019, when they started advertising for a range of positions that might be relevant to a game nearing completion. However, at the same time there were some AI roles up for grabs, which might be needed earlier on in a game’s creation, so it’s not easy to guess how far along the title is.
It’s also still a mystery what Rocksteady’s big project will actually be. We heard from Hill late last year that it won’t be a Superman game, as some may have thought – but that’s about all we know.
Hi all! A number of you have asked so we wanted to let you all know up front that @Rocksteadygames won't be showing at E3 this year. We’ll be watching as fans but remaining in London, hard at work on our next big project. Enjoy the show!
— Sefton Hill (@Seftonhill) June 4, 2019
It looks like we’re going to have to sit tight and wait for the studio to reveal this shiny new project when they’re good ‘n ready.
Maybe that’s no bad thing – with all the exciting things we expect (and hope) to see drop at next week’s E3, it’ll be nice to have something to look forward to once we’ve got our breath back.