Like its predecessors, Batman: Arkham Knight harbors dozens of Easter eggs waiting to be uncovered by fans. But new comments from developer Rocksteady say The Dark Knight’s latest has broken the franchise’s most exciting tradition: one insanely well-hidden secret room that teases what to expect from the future of the Arkhamverse.
In response to a question from a fan on Twitter, Game Director Sefton Hill shot down the existence of any such room in Arkham Knight:
There’s no hidden room revealing the next game as its our last Arkham game. Sorry if you’ve been looking. https://t.co/plj2fTdW64
— Sefton Hill (@Seftonhill) September 16, 2015
In 2009’s Arkham Asylum, a secret area—only discovered after Rocksteady told fans where to find it almost a year after launch—revealed blueprints for an expansion of the asylum into the slums of Gotham, the eventual setting of Arkham City. That game’s hidden room teased that Scarecrow was developing a new type of fear toxin and planned to turn Gotham into a “city of fear,” which of course formed the basis for Arkham Knight.
Of course, the conspiratorial among you will note that Hill only denied that any clues for the studio’s next project were located in a secret room, and he only specified that this was Rocksteady’s last Arkham game. You’re still free to cling to your tinfoil hat and believe that the numerous references to the broader DC universe scattered throughout Arkham Knight, including nods to every single member of the Justice League, are hinting at Rocksteady’s next project.
Batman: Arkham Knight released June 23rd for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, although the game version remains unavailable for purchase on PC following a severely botched launch.