Batman: Arkham VR Has Gone Gold; Rocksteady Studios Says Next Project “Is Going to Feel Very Different”
Since 2009, developer Rocksteady Studios has embraced the night and released numerous titles in its acclaimed Batman: Arkham series, with Batman: Arkham VR having officially completed development and (possibly) the studio’s last adventure in the world of the Dark Knight.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Rocksteady Studios producer Dax Ginn revealed that Batman: Arkham VR has “gone gold” and has been submitted for certification by Sony, with Ginn revealing that the team celebrated in an appropriate way, with one of the developers of the game celebrating “by dressing up in a gold spandex suit and bringing in a golden boom box.”
Ginn also explained more about the studio’s future and what will come next. While he expressed that the team is unsure at the moment, he stated “we’re in a very enviable position where we have some time and space to decide what we’re doing next,” adding that “we can sit back and think what our dream game would be, and we have Warner Bros.’ support to do that.”
Ginn also elaborated further that “there’s a little bit of sadness on the team” for what may be the studio’s final outing with the Batman titles it has become known for, but excitement towards what’s coming next. Specifically, Ginn explained that “we’re definitely letting go of that comfort blanket and putting ourselves in the position where whatever we do next is going to feel very different,” adding that “there’s always an anxiety associated with change and that’s where we want to be. We want to feel uncomfortable because we want to make awesome stuff.”
Batman: Arkham VR will release for PS4 in October 2016.