Warner Bros believes the Batman franchise has “endless possibilities” when asked about future games on PlayStation.Blog.
The Arkham trilogy of games by Rocksteady may be over, but that doesn’t mean the Caped Crusader is gone for good.
Warner Bros gaming boss Ames Kirshen said in a recent interview that the Batman franchise has limitless potential with regards to future games.
Speaking with PlayStation.Blog, Kirsten didn’t share anything specific on what may be next for the Arkham franchise.
However, he did stress how important Batman, and the Arkham series, are to Warner Bros as an IP.
“Batman is one of the cornerstone IPs for Warner Bros,” he said. “With the Arkham series, we were finally able to realise the full potential of the character.”
“We don’t have anything to talk about at this time, but the possibilities are endless with a character as dynamic and beloved as Batman.”
Rocksteady isn’t the only studio responsible for Batman titles at Warner Bros.
Internal studios such as NetherRealm (Arkham City Lockdown, Injustice: Gods Among Us) and TT Games (Lego Batman) have created some stellar titles in the Batman universe.
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Warner Bros wishes to maintain the “core essence” of the Batman franchise when developing future games, but also wants to move forward and innovate as best it can.
“You have to understand and respect the core essence of the franchise,” Kirshen said.
“But you can’t be a slave to every single aspect of its history or continuity in translating it for the gaming medium.”
“More importantly, you have to have the talent, vision, and passion from the development teams to make great games and treat them as they would an original IP,” he added.
“We’ve been blessed at WBIE with studios and talent such as Rocksteady, NetherRealm and TT Games.”
We could always see another Arkham title from Warner Bros Montreal, the studio responsible for 2013’s Arkham Origins.
Batman: Arkham Knight launched in June for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The PC version was a mess upon a release, to the point where it was even removed from sale on Valve’s Steam store.
A patch was released for the PC version earlier this month, but you still can’t purchase it from the Steam storefront.