Following the conclusion to the Batman Arkham game series, with Batman: Arkham Knight, the rumour has been that Superman would be the next DC Comics character to receive his own video game franchise. Rocksteady, the developer behind the highly successful Arkham games, was originally at the centre of the speculation surrounding such a game, but it’s also important to remember that WB Games tookover for one of the four Arkham titles Batman Arkham: Origins and, as such, may be seeking to begin their own in-house DC game world, which now seems to be the case.
WB Games Montreal has now confirmed that its upcoming game is indeed DC-related, although at this point there are no further details as to which characters the project will feature.
Taking to Facebook, WB Montreal invited applications for the position of technical director on a title that will be “expanding the the DC Universe in the interactive space”:
The studio’s latest work on a DC game was Arkham Knight‘s Batgirl: A Matter of Family DLC, and it was also responsible for bringing Batman: Arkham City to the Wii U. While Arkham Origins, the previously mentioned full game in the Arkham series that WB Montreal developed, received mixed reaction, thanks in part to some unresolved glitches, the company now has more experience in creating these sorts of titles and, as such, may be able to make something that lives up to the highs of the Arkham series as a whole.
Whether the speculation surrounding Rocksteady’s interest in a Superman video game has any grain of truth to it is unclear right now, but if it is then that could provide WB Games Montreal with an opportunity to do more with Batman, which would go down well with fans, no doubt. Of course, it may be time to allow for other characters to get the triple ‘A’ treatment, and if it’s done well then WB could be on its way to establishing another successful version of the DC Universe outside of just the comics, films and TV shows.