Rocksteady Studios, the developer behind (most of) the Batman: Arkham games, might be revealing its next game early in 2019.
At least, that’s according to a “verafied” user on ResetEra (via Game Rant), Hasan Ali Almaci, who claims that Rocksteady has “something that will be anounced [sic] either first quarter 2k19 or at E3 depending on the milestones they meet.” The post doesn’t provide any proof, but the fact that Almaci is a verified user and a freelance writer at least lends some small bit of credibility to the rumor.
Rocksteady infamously skipped E3 2018, as well as San Diego Comic Con 2018, saying that it “won’t be ready to talk about our next game for a while yet. You’ll know when it’s time.” Seeing an announcement at E3 2019 seems like a more realistic expectation, though a handful of Rocksteady job listings suggest that Rocksteady’s next title might not arrive until the next generation of consoles debut. If Sony or Microsoft announce their next-gen consoles at E3 2019, it’s possible that Rocksteady’s next game could be a launch title, though that’s connecting a bunch of dots we’re not even certain exist.
What the game will be is anyone’s guess. Obviously, a Rocksteady-developed Superman game is the most commonly accepted rumor, though the best evidence we have of that is a cake. There’s also a sliver of evidence that Rocksteady might instead be working on a Justice League game. Rocksteady has stated that it’s done with the Arkham series, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of good DC heroes who deserve a cool, open-world game. We can’t be the only ones that think an underwater Aquaman game would be awesome, can we?