A recent article from GWW reports that WB Games Montreal’s upcoming Batman game will actually be a “soft reboot” of the franchise. In other words, the upcoming game will reset the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Franchise.
This may be disappointing news for fans who were expecting a direct sequel to Batman: Arkham Knight. Initially, as previously reported, the plan was to have a game with Bruce Wayne’s son, Damian Wayne, as the Dark Knight. This was going to be a sequel to Batman: Arkham Knight. However, it was canceled before WB Games Montreal could announce it at The Game Awards in 2016.
After a mixup relating to management and decision-making, it was then decided that the franchise needed a clean slate. When the author of the article by GWW, James Sigfield, was asked on Twitter whether the game will be completely changed, he said this:
Those things will remain, but the story and plot itself will be in a new continuity. “Soft reboot” seemed like the best way to put it.
By “those things”, he is referring to the fighting and traversal system of the previous Batman games.
We had rumors indicating that a new Batman: Arkham game could be announced soon. These new reports suggest that this new game will release this fall. This Batman game will kickstart a new DC Game Universe. There will be a follow-up to this game by a next-gen DC title from Rocksteady Studios. The follow-up will be another Batman game.
We know that the next Batman game will feature a threat to Batman known as the Court of Owls. The Batfamily will also be included. The franchise will also introduce co-op with this entry. Other than that, WB Games Montreal has not revealed much. Either way, the Batman: Arkham Franchise is dear to fans and they cannot wait to be the caped crusader in the upcoming game.
Elsewhere, thee same esources have suggested that a new Superman game is also in development at WB Games Montreal but there is no official confirmation.