Fans who were looking forward to playing the remasters of both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City are in for some disappointment. WB Games has recently announced that they have indefinitely delayed the release of Batman: Return to Arkham. The bundle was originally slated to be released on July 26 release for the PS4 and Xbox One but now no longer has a release date. A short statement addressing the matter was made on the official forums:
After reviewing the progress of the project, the team at WB Games has decided to delay the release of Batman: Return to Arkham to give the team at Virtuous Games additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience. We do not have a release date yet and will be sure to communicate that once we are sure the game will be ready. We know this is disappointing news, but we feel the extra time will allow the team to create the best gaming experience for our fans.
In order to keep conversations around this topic in one place, please keep any discussions regarding this news in this thread. All other posts regarding the release delay will be locked and directed to this post.” Steve Grayson - WB Staff
The remastered bundle of both Batman titles is set to feature improved graphics, improved character models and environments. So as upsetting as the news may be for fans, I’m all for the developer taking the time needed in order to deliver the best product as possible. However not having an exact date for release creates a concern as to whether the bundle will even be released. Only time will tell. What do you think of the indefinite delay of Batman; Return to Arkham? Sound off in the comments section below.