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Cancel Christmas! Batman: Arkham Knight delayed into 2015

Jonathan Lester
Delays, PC games, PS4 games, Rocksteady Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive, Xbox One Games

Cancel Christmas! Batman: Arkham Knight delayed into 2015

The signs were all there. A trailer lacking release date info. LEGO Batman 3 being confirmed for the same month. We should have seen it coming -- we did see it coming -- but just couldn't bring ourselves to believe it.

Gosh, wasn't that dramatic? Long story short, we've lost yet another next-gen Christmas game as Batman: Arkham Knight slips through our eager fingers from October into "2015."

Rocksteady's announcement comes as little surprise if we're honest with ourselves, but as a huge disappointment nonetheless. Following the reasonable yet underwhelming Batman: Arkham Origins, Rocksteady are set to take their franchise back with a drivable Batmobile and canonical new villain. The scene was set for greatness.

Worse, though, another fully next-gen game will miss Christmas. Batman: Arkham Knight joins The Order: 1886, Quantum Break and The Witcher 3, leaving us with an increasingly depressing number of cross-generation ports. As things stand, there's little point owning a next-gen console with so few truly next-gen games to play!

Roll on E3, then. At least LEGO Batman 3 should be a ton of fun, so long as TT Games bring their increasingly rushed quality back to par.

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Late  Jun. 3, 2014 at 15:53

I'm pretty sure I'll love Lego Batman 3 - but it's not what I bought a "next gen" console for.

Where are all the jaw-dropping xb1/ps4 games, MS/Sony?
Everything so far has either been pushed to 2015, or has fallen short of expectations in some way (usually graphically, if nothing else).

imdurc  Jun. 4, 2014 at 13:48

Next-gen next-gen. Next-gen plus next-gen equals... Next-gen is next-gen, yo!

On a more serious note, why are people still saying this tedious word? It's current gen now :\

Late  Jun. 4, 2014 at 14:07

It's probably a perspective thing. We call it current gen if we have one. Most folk call it next gen because they're not buying one until there's a good reason to get one.
So it might still be commonly called next gen until around 2016... ;)

imdurc  Jun. 4, 2014 at 14:11


JonLester  Jun. 4, 2014 at 14:47

@imdurc: Heh, that's my bad, but a part of me isn't willing to call PS4 and Xbox One 'current-gen' until we've actually left the PS3 and Xbox 360 behind!

Plus, Generation Seven lasted so long that we've kinda got used to it being 'current-gen.' It's a tough habit to break.

I usually refer to it as 'new-gen,' though, which I will resume doing as soon as possible. Prod me if I lapse again!

Last edited by JonLester, Jun. 4, 2014 at 14:48

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