If you’re in the group of Batman Arkham fans excited to play through the remastered versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, we have some bad news for you. It seems that the July release date is too soon, and more work needs to be done on the games before release.
WB Games have posted a news update in their forum detailing that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One porting team, Virtuous Games need more time to get the titles up to scratch. Nobody wants to buy a broken game, do they?
“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 Virtuous Games additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience,” WB says. “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.”
A delay is much better than a shoddy release, so I’m personally in agreement with this. Unfortunately, whenever it does launch, it could be alongside another high profile release, and the advantage of a July release is that the gaming climate is usually quiet until September and onwards. Hopefully this doesn’t affect potential sales of the remastered collection.