Warner Montreal has said it’s working on bringing new DC Comics-based games to the market due thanks to the popularity of Rocksteady’s Batman series, and the bang-up job the studio did with the two titles.
Speaking with Canadian Business, studio head Martin Carrier said Rocksteady’s games have “changed people’s perceptions” of games based on comic book heroes, and because of this, the public is not “satisfied anymore with sub-par superhero games.”
“Now, it’s like they should be better than all the other games,” he said. “We’re definitely working closely with DC on different titles, yet to be announced. It’s one of the reasons we talk to Geoff Johns and Jim Lee [the comic publisher heads] on a regular basis. It’s interesting for our geeky side to be in touch with those guys, especially now that they’ve relaunched all the 52 [comics].
“It’s a good time to be working with DC. There’s so much energy going on there. So yeah, [we're in] the triple-A space and the casual online space.”
Due to the success of the Montreal studio, it has gone from having four employees to targeting 300 employees by 2015. It also hasn’t been hard to find good people due to Rocksteady’s success.
“One of the things that really helped us is the trend of where Warner was going on the game side,” he explained. “Batman: Arkham Asylum had come out and that had really changed peoples’ perceptions of the superhero game. So when we’d talk to [potential employees] and say, ‘Hey we’re going to be working with DC,’ they could see potential there.”