Batman: Return To Arkham Gets Indefinite Delay

by Mike Futter on Jun 28, 2016 at 12:19 AM

Bad news, Bat-fans. The current-generation re-releases of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City need a lot more work.

WB has quietly posted the news to its forums, indicating that the developer handling the Xbox One and PS4 ports, Virtuous, needs more time. The pair of current-gen updates aren’t yet meeting quality standards.

“After reviewing the progress of the project, the team at WB Games has decided to delay the release of Batman: Return to Arkham to give the team at Virtuous Games additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience,” WB says. “We do not have a release date yet and will be sure to communicate that once we are sure the game will be ready.  We know this is disappointing news, but we feel the extra time will allow the team to create the best gaming experience for our fans.”

WB ran into problems with the outsourced PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight. Following that debacle, the company promised to improve its quality testing. Batman: Return to Arkham was originally intended for release on July 26. 

[Source: Warner Bros.]


Our Take
Fans have every reason to want to return to Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. WB is wise to take the time rather than bungle these ports. This collection has the potential to print money, provided it is technically sound and a solid visual upgrade.