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WB Montreal Is Making Two DC Universe Games

by Joe Juba on Nov 30, 2015 at 01:56 PM

The studio behind Batman: Arkham Origins is recruiting for two new games, both of them “focused on expanding the DC Comics universe.”

According to the studio’s site, the developer is looking to hire for a variety of positions tied to the upcoming AAA games. The exact properties within the DC brand aren't specified, but the studio's previous work might provide a hint. WB Montreal developed the Batgirl DLC for Rocksteady's Arkham Knight, and that piece of content hints at a Justice League villain, so that's one option.  Another potential property is Suicide Squad; the screenshot below is captured from the ending sequence of Arkham Origins. 

To learn more about WB Montreal and its approach to making games, check out this video from our trip to the studio for our Batman: Arkham Origins cover.

Our Take
Hopefully, these new projects will give WB Montreal a better chance to step out from Rocksteady's shadow. While plenty of players enjoyed Arkham Origins, it isn't regarded as the best of the Arkham series. Whatever these two games are, it should be easier for WB Montreal to establish its own identity with them rather than inviting comparisons to another studio's work.

 

Originally published on November 30, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. Central.