Warner Bros. has reportedly delayed the launch of Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League yet again, pushing back the May release to “later this year.”
Suicide Squad – a canonical sequel to Rocksteady’s Batman Arkham Knight, playable solo or co-op with up to three friends – was announced in August 2021 and is set for release the following year. However, this past March, Warner Bros. made the decision to delay its launch to “spring” 2023 in order to “make the best game we can.”
As this year began, Warner Bros. was finally ready to announce a May 26 release of Suicide Squad, but a new report by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter, claims that the publisher is now dropping that date for a relaunch “later this year”. Windows Central’s Jez Corden made similar claims, saying he’s heard Suicide Squad could be pushed back to “Q4-ish.”
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League gameplay trailer.
A detailed look at Suicide Squad during last month’s PlayStation State of Play was met with an unenthusiastic response from fans. Many lamented the uninspired action and live service trappings, which include a cosmetic-centric Battle Pass.
But screamers suggests The reported delay is likely “mainly for the polish” rather than the core game overhaul. Additionally, given recent fan reactions, Warner Bros. is likely keen to move the game well out of the crowded May/June release lineup – which includes Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Diablo 4, and Final Fantasy 16.