Batman: Arkham City isn’t due in stores until next month, but it sounds like Rocksteady already have their eyes set on the next installment in the Arkham series of games.
Speaking with CVG, Rocksteady’s Dax Ginn discussed what lies ahead for the acclaimed series of games in Arkham-verse.
When asked how long the studio could keep it up for, Ginn responded stating that “I think as long as we’re still enjoying it and as long as we feel we can contribute to the Batman universe… That’s how it feels. There’s some amazing stuff going on with Batman all around the world at the moment and we feel as though we’re making our own little contribution in the form of the Arkham-verse.”
Ginn clarified that they would continue with the Arkham-verse “[s]o as long as we’ve got stories to tell. [...] So long as we feel we can do that and do that really well.”
Although Ginn is optimistic about the future for the series, it is Warner Bros., not Rocksteady that owns the license to Batman. He conceded that it was the character of Batman that really made the games as enjoyable as they are.
“There’s no other character that’s as awesome as Batman who’s got such an incredible rogues gallery, who’s got such and amazing structure for gameplay,” he explained. “All it takes is to give a guy an assault rifle and it changes the entire nature of combat.
“So you can put Batman up against 30 thugs in the street and just cane them and feel like a total don but as soon as one of them’s got a shotgun you have to rethink what you do. That’s really rare for a superhero and we really love using the facets of his personality to create gameplay out of that.
Ginn concluded stating that he doesn’t know what the future holds at this point in time but that he is optimistic we will see a third installment in the acclaimed series. “I feel like we’re in a real sweet spot with the games that we’re making, the opportunities that we have so I don’t really want that to change.”