Rumours have emerged suggesting that the next Batman game, under development by WB Games Montreal, will be called Batman: Arkham Legacy.
The speculation was fuelled by US journalist Sabi, a serial (and pretty accurate) leaker of unannounced games, who tweeted: “Arkham legacy?” Sabi added that further rumours about the game suggest it will feature multiple playable characters, tweeting: “The stuff about the playable family seems to be legit.”
Other Twitter users participating in the thread added that they believe Batman: Arkham Legacy will run on the current generation of consoles, rather than the incoming PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Project Scarlett, which suggests that it will be released in 2020 or, at the very latest, 2021. In which case, it would be reasonable to expect Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, which owns the rights to publish Batman games, to announce Arkham Legacy sooner rather than later (especially in light of Sabi’s leaks).
The Batman: Arkham games have garnered a hatful of awards and a huge, devoted following over the years. The most recent instalment, 2015’s Batman: Arkham Knight, was the third Batman game developed by London studio Rocksteady, following its 2009 game Batman: Arkham Asylum and 2011’s Batman: Arkham City.
The Arkham series of games also includes 2013’s Batman: Arkham Origins, which was developed by WB Games Montreal and although publisher Warner Bros Interactive Games has remained determinedly tight-lipped about the future of the franchise, Rocksteady has intimated that its next game will belong to a different intellectual property, while WB Games Montreal is known to have been working on a major title for some time now.
While we wait for official confirmation of a new Batman: Arkham game, it might be a good idea to keep an eye on Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment’s website.