According to award-winning developer Rocksteady Studios, the phenomenally successful Batman Arkham franchise will see future installments as long as there are “stories to tell”.
Speaking to CVG, the developer’s Dax Ginn had the following to say upon being asked on how long they can keep the Batman Arkham franchise running:
Man. That’s really tough. I mean I think as long as we’re still enjoying it and as long as we feel we can contribute to the Batman universe… That’s how it feels. There’s some amazing stuff going on with Batman all around the world at the moment and we feel as though we’re making our own little contribution in the form of the Arkham-verse. So as long as we’ve got stories to tell. So long as we feel we can do that and do that really well.
Rocksteady Studio’s marketing manager then added:
There’s no other character that’s as awesome as Batman who’s got such an incredible rogues gallery, who’s got such and amazing structure for gameplay. All it takes is to give a guy an assault rifle and it changes the entire nature of combat. So you can put Batman up against 30 thugs in the street and just cane them and feel like a total don but as soon as one of them’s got a shotgun you have to rethink what you do. That’s really rare for a superhero and we really love using the facets of his personality to create gameplay out of that.
I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future but right now I feel like we’re in a real sweet spot with the games that we’re making, the opportunities that we have so I don’t really want that to change.
Batman: Arkham City, the sequel to 2009’s multi-million unit selling Batman: Arkham Asylum, is gearing up for a hotly anticipated release on October 18th in America, and the 21st in Europe.