A recent job listing at WB Games Montreal could point to a new Batman game that has more in common with The Division than the Arkham series.
Best known for Batman: Arkham Origins, the prequel to developer Rocksteady’s Arkham trilogy, WB Games Montreal has been quiet ever since a Suicide Squad game that was reportedly in development came to a screeching halt in favor of a new Batman game featuring Bruce Wayne’s son, Damien. However, it sounds like the studio might be shifting gears and focusing on something else altogether.
A listing for a user researcher on WB Games Montreal’s career site points to the developer working on a new games-as-a-service title.
According to the ResetEra forum user who posted this job listing, WB Games Montreal is working on an open-world cooperative Batman title. This claim might be further corroborated by another job listing posted by WB Games Montreal for a senior systemic gameplay programmer who will “work on [WB Games Montréal’s] open-world AAA title based on one of DC Universe’s most popular IPs.”
Neither “open-world” nor “games-as-a-service” necessarily mean that the game will feature online cooperative multiplayer. But, digging further, the same ResetEra poster cited a Reddit user who found evidence in the form of LinkedIn profiles which suggested that WB Games Montréal employees were working on an open-world cooperative game based in Unreal Engine 4.
It’s possible that WB Games Montréal isn’t working on a Batman game at all, but it sure sounds like they’re working on something DC related. Another possibility (that would make more sense for co-op) would be a Justice League game. A Batman co-op game where you team up with the Dark Knight as Robin, Batgirl, or Nightwing would be cool, don’t get us wrong. But how much cooler would it be if you could team up with a friend as Martian Manhunter and Wonder Woman? Of course, if Rocksteady is indeed working on a Superman game, it seems unlikely that Warner Bros. would want two different studios making two different versions of the Man of Steel.
We’re hoping to hear something about either Rocksteady’s secret project or WB Games Montréal’s new “open-world AAA title” at E3 2018, but until then this is all just (fairly convincing) speculation.
Source: Game Rant