Warner Bros has delayed the release of Batman: Return to Arkham, the remastered collection of developer Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City for Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
In a post on their community forums, Warner’s Steve Grayson said Return to Arkham was not yet up to a level of polish they were comfortable with, so they’ve pushed it back from its original July 27 release date to an undetermined time. Here’s the complete comment:
“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 Virtuos 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.”
Perhaps they’ve learned from the launch of 2015’s Batman: Arkham Knight, the PC version of which, despite a significant eight month delay, released in such a broken state the game was pulled from sale and re-released several months later. The console version was great though.
The Return to Arkham collection, announced earlier this year, is to contain the complete DLC for both Asylum and City, along with improved graphics, upgraded models, environments, lighting, effects and shaders. Its physical release will be exclusive to EB Games in Australia.
Hopefully the delay isn’t too long, because come October we’ll all probably be too busy BEING BATMAN IN VR to care.