Gotham Knights Delayed Until 2022

Gotham Knights Delayed Until 2022

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Gotham Knights was once considered a 2021 game, but WB has announced the team is taking some extra time on the game and it will now launch in 2022. A short message from WB Montreal went out to fans on social media.

"Gotham Knights will now launch in 2022. We are giving the game more time to deliver the best possible experience for players. We look forward to showcasing more of the game in the coming months. Thank you to our amazing fans for your tremendous support of Gotham Knights. We look forward to showcasing more of the game in the coming months." 

The news comes not all that unexpectedly, as many folks in the industry and even some fans seemed to think the 2021 launch was too ambitious, especially in a year slowed by the pandemic. Last year's slate of holiday games may have been far enough along to hit their targets, but the expected 2021 schedule is a whole other matter. Many industry analysts expect this year to suffer many more high-profile delays, with the likes of Back 4 Blood, God of War Ragnarok, and Horizon Forbidden West all currently booked for the second half of this year.

Meanwhile, games such as Halo Infinite and Cyberpunk 2077's next-gen upgrade were already moved to the backend of this calendar year, so hopefully for fans those can still arrive on time in a way that also works for the teams making those games.

Gotham Knights is WB Montreal's follow-up to Batman Arkham Origins, though it does not officially exist in the same Arkham universe, instead being treated as a new jumping-off point where Bruce Wayne is dead and his Bat-family takes over in his place. The game will be playable in two-player co-op with players selecting characters from Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Red Hood.

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