The rumored Superman game coming from Batman Arkham developer Rocksteady Studios may not land until the next generation of platforms, according to recent job listings.
The job listings, first picked up by ResetEra, call for a variety of applicants from a number of different fields to come onboard, but one posted position above all the others is catching gamers’ eyes. In the listing for the lead rendering programmer, Rocksteady requests someone who is “ready for the challenge of producing an AAA title on the next generation platforms.”
Assuming all of the new positions are in service of the same game, and the developers next game is in fact an open-world Superman game, this would suggest the Man of Steel won’t be fighting crime with us until the next round of consoles. One of the job listings is for a community manager, so while the game’s potential launch is likely still a ways out, we may learn more about it sooner than we think.
The Superman game has yet to be confirmed by Rocksteady, but an onslaught of rumors and leaks this year already has the public convinced. It is certain the developer is working on something, given the aforementioned job listings and the developer’s recent use of a motion capture studio, but some iffy 4chan leaks and a Superman-themed cake is about the only evidence we have to suggest the game’s subject matter.
As for when we can expect next-gen platforms, it seems unlikely we’ll get them before 2020. We know the PlayStation 5 is coming in the next few years, due to the PS4 being at the end of its life cycle, but the current platform still has some juice left in it. Similarly, Xbox’s Phil Spencer has confirmed Microsoft is “deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles,” but considering we haven’t learned anything about the new platform outside of its codename, we presumably still have a bit of a wait.