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Warner Bros calls Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League a “disappointment”

Well, we all saw that coming. On its latest earnings call, Warner Bros’ CEO David Zaslav called Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League a disappointing release.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a GaaS (Game as a Service) title that nobody wanted. It’s been almost a decade since the previous Batman: Arkham title and a lot of gamers were expecting a bombastic single-player game from Rocksteady. Instead, we got yet another GaaS game. And, from the looks of it, the game did not sell well.

What’s also worth noting is that Suicide Squad: KTJL generated significantly lower revenue than Hogwarts Legacy. Hogwarts Legacy was a single-player game that came out in 2023. In my opinion, it is among the best Harry Potter games. So, the fact that a single-player game has outperformed a GaaS title is good news. And now let’s hope that Warner Bros, and all the other publishers, will get the message.

Unfortunately, this does not bode well for Rocksteady. Rocksteady hasn’t released a single game in the past ten years. So, I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets hit by lay-offs (or worse).

The funny thing here is that Warner Bros is the one to be mainly blamed for this Suicide Squad game. Similarly to Arkane Austin, I’m certain that the devs didn’t want to create a GaaS title. After all, Rocksteady has been solely developing single-player, story-driven games. This was its first online/multiplayer game.

It will be interesting to see how long Warner Bros will keep supporting Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. In the past 24 hours, the game peaked at 150 players on Steam. These are really low numbers.

As they say, you reap what you sow. As a story-driven game, Suicide Squad: KTJL was a letdown. From a gameplay perspective, it was also a big disappointment. This was a really boring third-person title (though it at least has great character movement).

And that is that. Now let Rocksteady cook a new single-player game. But hey, who am I kidding? Warner Bros may close it down after this flop.

Stay tuned for more!