At the last PlayStation State of Play, Rocksteady showed in-depth gameplay Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and received a lot of criticism. Now the game is apparently threatened with the next one shift.
It is currently planned that the co-op shooter will be released on May 26, 2023 for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S appears. However, according to a report by the usually well-informed journalist Jason Schreier, that is no longer set in stone. Instead, publisher Warner Bros. Games is said to have already set a shift internally, as a source told Schreier.
Suicide Squad: postponement due to fan criticism and competition?
Like Schreier at Bloomberg further reported, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will now be released later in 2023. Apparently there is no new date yet. The report also does not give any precise reasons for the supposed postponement, but at least two clues: Harsh fan criticism and May as a difficult release month.
The former refers to the negative review of the recent gameplay demonstration of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League during the PlayStation State of Play. The co-op third-person shooter with live service thoughts, loot spiral and online compulsion was by no means well received and was heavily criticized in social networks and comments.
Additionally, shifting means dodging some high-flyers. Anyway will be released in May with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and diablo 4 two of the most anticipated games of the year, drawing a lot of attention. Just a month later Final Fantasy 16 is just around the corner.
More time for fine tuning
Despite the possibly planned postponement, according to Schreier Twitter, don’t throw away the whole concept of Suicide Squad. The shooter was designed as a games as a service and will remain so. The additional development time is primarily used for optimization and fine-tuning.
This is certainly not surprising, because if you wanted to completely revamp the game, you would definitely need more than a maximum of six to seven months. Instead, the focus should be on appearing as error-free as possible, at least technically, in order to ultimately be able to convince the fans with the content. The fate of Marvel’s Avengers, which is about to be setone certainly does not want to repeat.
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