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Batman: Arkham Knight officially delayed to 2015

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What was once a rumour is now a fact. You won’t be seeing Batman zipping around Gotham in the Batmobile this year, as the dark knight will instead arrive in 2015.

So why is the caped crusader missing out on a 2014 round of fighting crime? To put it simply, Rocksteady need the extra time to give the game the attention and polish that it deserves.

“We just want to make this the best experience that we can, and that takes time,” Rocksteady Studios marketing manager Guy Perkins said to GameSpot.

We feel that we have an absolutely awesome game in the works, and we want to make it as great as it possibly can be. We just need more time to do that. If we didn’t give the team more time to do it, then we would be releasing something that we weren’t happy with. We want to make sure we’re absolutely nailing it 100 percent.

Still, the wait should be worth it. Gotham is getting a makeover, the enemies have been ramped up and the game looks like it’s firing on all cylinders on new-gen and PC platforms. And don’t forget the Batmobile, which will play a crucial role in the game when it launches next year.

Last Updated: June 3, 2014

45 Comments

  1. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

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  2. Admiral Chief Kilo

    June 3, 2014 at 15:34

    Yes, rather make sure game is DONE

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  3. Hammersteyn

    June 3, 2014 at 15:34

    As long as we don’t get another vrot oranges I’m happy

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    • Matewis Jubilai

      June 3, 2014 at 15:59

      How did the combat compare to Arkham City? AC always concerned me because it was simply too damned good, meaning that it was always going to be difficult not to go downhill from there 😛

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 3, 2014 at 16:01

        Pretty much the same and you have shock gloves to help you as well. The game itself felt sub par to AC though

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      • Skwissgar Skwigelf

        June 3, 2014 at 16:12

        The combat felt sloppy and like it was mostly the game’s fault if you got hit, where-as AC’s combat was tight, controlled really well, and flowed smoothly. It was always your fault when you got hit, and it forced you to practice.

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  4. iAmWeasel

    June 3, 2014 at 15:37

    Everyone will be all mature and sensible about this delay now, but 12 months from now when the game finally comes out then it will get anti-hyped to shit because of the delay…. because gamer.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 3, 2014 at 15:38

      but that Batmobile though.

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      • Dutch Matrix

        June 3, 2014 at 15:43

        But that shiny Bathead looks too much like Robocop’s Chrome Dome…

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 3, 2014 at 15:45

          Still prefer the 1980 Robocop

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          • Mark Treloar

            June 3, 2014 at 16:01

            Robocop OS

          • Hammersteyn

            June 3, 2014 at 16:08

            XD

  5. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    June 3, 2014 at 15:38

    No surprises there. Take all the time you need Rocksteady

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    • Dutch Matrix

      June 3, 2014 at 15:41

      I really hope we get a Superman game coded by Bebop…

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  6. Dutch Matrix

    June 3, 2014 at 15:40

    Every time I started Arkham City and saw the Rocksteady logo, I was picturing Rhinos developing games…

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 3, 2014 at 15:40

      LOL!

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    • RinceofThis

      June 3, 2014 at 15:49

      A better Rhino than Spider-Man 2…

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    • Matewis Jubilai

      June 3, 2014 at 15:57

      I’ve got to go out and rent, nay buy, the original tmnt film! To think I’ve only seen it once 😛

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  7. RinceofThis

    June 3, 2014 at 15:42

    2014 the year of 2015…

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    • CAE9872

      June 3, 2014 at 16:48

      Ain’t that the truth.

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    • aj_nator

      June 3, 2014 at 20:11

      Bat-ter late than never!
      Bad pun but someone had to say it

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  8. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 3, 2014 at 15:43

    Interesting how suddenly every major AAA release is delayed for additional polish. Wonder what could have caused that. *cough*BF4*cough*

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    • Veen ZA

      June 3, 2014 at 15:45

      Im Sure amoung others

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    • CAE9872

      June 3, 2014 at 16:48

      Not according to EA – it did NOT hurt the brand…yeah right.

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  9. RinceofThis

    June 3, 2014 at 15:43

    Everyone loving Watch Dogs, delayed, then everyone ‘but that is good’, game comes out, many complain not good enough. Le sigh…

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  10. Veen ZA

    June 3, 2014 at 15:44

    Rather a delayed game than a completely unpolished and buggy piece of shit game IMO. Getting so tired of these hyped up games that we cant play for four months after release because we are waiting on patches to get some kind of redemption out of our pre-order faith.

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  11. Umar's Crown

    June 3, 2014 at 15:47

    The Last Guardian was delayed much longer than this. Please, I’ve got balls of steel, delay it for another 4 years if you want me to get upset

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    • RinceofThis

      June 3, 2014 at 15:50

      But isn’t the Last Guardian going to be announced at E3? *RUNS

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      • Umar's Crown

        June 3, 2014 at 15:51

        Yup! Will be playing that before Arkham Knight!

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        • RinceofThis

          June 3, 2014 at 15:52

          I bloody hope so! OVG and I have been waiting for that longer than you’ve been allowed to play 18+ games TEHEHEHE

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          • Umar's Crown

            June 3, 2014 at 15:53

            LOL I’ve been playing 18 + since I was 4

          • RinceofThis

            June 3, 2014 at 15:53

            THE SHAME!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 3, 2014 at 15:52

        They announce it so often they should start calling it This Year’s Guardian instead of Last Guardian.

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        • RinceofThis

          June 3, 2014 at 15:53

          Or “This Year’s Last Call’

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 3, 2014 at 15:58

            Last Guardian Forever 3 Fo’Half-life

        • iAmWeasel

          June 3, 2014 at 15:53

          The Last Guardian: For Reals Edition.

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  12. Skwissgar Skwigelf

    June 3, 2014 at 15:55

    http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

    But seriously, this was the only reason I was considering getting an xbox one. I’d rather them have more games that interest me before I get one, so this could be a blessing.

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  13. Brian Murphy

    June 3, 2014 at 16:01

    Dooooooooooooooooom!!!

    What, no doom? Oh, that’s only when Sony announces a delay for a game? Gotcha.

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    • Rikus

      June 3, 2014 at 16:59

      Maybe its because Arkham Knight is multiplatform?

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      • Brian Murphy

        June 3, 2014 at 18:13

        Yeah, I’m sure that’s it.

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  14. CAE9872

    June 3, 2014 at 16:49

    I predict the next delay = Alien Isolation.

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  15. Viking Of Science

    June 3, 2014 at 16:56

    It seems that a lot of games originally slated for 2014 are being delayed…. Future me’s budget is going to be f****ed…

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  16. CAE9872

    June 3, 2014 at 17:09

    The one thing all these delays confirm in my mind – console peeps and developers were not truly ready for new gen. I am not complaining, but seems it could have been a tad early.

    Flip side = “if you don’t build it they won’t come”

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  17. Guest

    June 3, 2014 at 20:09

    Bat-ter late than never!
    Bad pun but someone had to say it.

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  18. liam sheil

    June 5, 2014 at 02:11

    i guess they didn’t catch the memo that this was an april fools joke.

    Reply

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