In a recent “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit, Batman: Arkham Knight developer, Rocksteady, answered some questions about the upcoming title, including those asking about the new look of Batman’s suit.
When a Reddit user asked why the suit looks more robotic than it did in previous games, the developer said that it was done in alignment with the Batmobile.
We wanted to highlight the interaction between Batman and the Batmobile – you’ll see that the suit mirrors the design of the car in a lot of ways. The new suit impacts gameplay as well, as it enhances some of Batman’s abilities, particularly in the way the Batman and the car work together.
When asked what Rocksteady’s favorite new addition to the game is, the developer said it was the open city.
It has to be the open city – now that we’ve got all of Gotham to explore it’s a great experience. The City design team here has done an amazing job building an environment that’s huge and intricately detailed. The detail in Arkham games was always my favourite thing about playing them before I joined Rocksteady, and it’s awesome that the guys have managed to keep that level of care on something so much bigger.
Elsewhere in the question and answer session, Rocksteady said that the animation team has been working hard to make Arkham Knight’s combat “look and feel awesome.” The developer also highlighted a tweak to the Predator Challenges, which includes the size of the encounters. “You’re going to be taking on large, varied groups of armed guards. You’ll need to be a serious predator expert if you want to complete those sections without alerts,” explained Rocksteady.
Batman: Arkham Knight will be released on June 2, 2015 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.