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Suicide Squad’s poor critical reception may not have affected any upcoming sequels or spin-offs to the antihero movie, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for the video game. According to a recent report from Kotaku, Warner Bros. Montreal, the studio behind Batman: Arkham Origins, has cancelled the long-rumored Suicide Squad co-op video game that’s been in development for the past two years. According to rumors, the game failed to impress Warner Bros. management during greenlight meetings. This cancellation comes during some rather turbulent times for the studio, which is currently going through some major changes.
Though the studio never officially announced any new games since Arkham Origins, the ending to that game teased the formation of the Suicide Squad, which is where the rumors first started. Many thought WB Montreal’s new game would be released alongside the movie back in August, but that release came and went with no word from Warner Bros. Games. outside of the mobile tie-in Suicide Squad: Special Ops.
As for their next project, Warner Bros. Montreal will now focus on an equally rumored Damian Wayne as Batman game in the style of the Arkham series. Previous rumors make this out to be an open world game with the Penguin as the main villain. The game will also be featuring a Crime Boss/Nemesis system very similar to what was done in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, which will hopefully turn out to be just amazing enough to overlook the decision to make Damian Wayne the protagonist.
This Damian Wayne game was originally supposed to be revealed at the beginning of December, but given the major changes happening at Warner Bros. Montreal, its no surprise it hasn’t been announced yet. It could be a good, long while before this Batman game sees the light of day.