It doesn’t come as a surprise as the reveal in February was not positive. I’ve even spoken about it with Steve and Dave on Creature Cast regarding the gameplay and how unappealing the entire package looks.
— Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League (@suicidesquadRS) April 13, 2023
On Twitter, Rocksteady confirmed the delay in a statement, “We have made the tough but necessary decision to take the time needed to work on getting the game to be the best quality experience for players.”
“Thank you to our amazing community for the continued support, patience, and understanding,” the statement goes on. “There is much more to share in the months ahead and we look forward to seeing you in Metropolis next year.”
This comes as Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League has already been delayed out of 2022 and into 2023. The four-player co-op has had a tumultuous development cycle and while the delays are not out of the normal in the industry, much of what has been shown has been lacklustre.
Bloomberg revealed last month that Rocksteady would delay the game following the community outcry but remained silent on the topic until today.
On Suicide Squad… 1) Nine months is not enough time to completely change the nature of a game 2) The team was told that the delay was for polish and not related to the February gameplay showcase 3) Lots of other factors can affect release timing (like the console makers)