Concerned about the thought of multiplayer being shoehorned into the next Batman game? Not to worry, as developer Rocksteady has confirmed that Batman: Arkham Knight will not feature a multiplayer component.
Last year saw the release of Batman: Arkham Origins, a prequel developed by Warner Bros. Montreal. It featured a multiplayer mode (A first for the series), that was developed separately by Splash Damage (Brink). It wasn’t well received, as many felt it was tacked on and a waste of resources. Plus it wasn’t that polished or fun to play.
It’s safe to say that many feared the publisher would repeat this in the next Batman title, as shoveling multiplayer in traditional single-player games in order to increase sales, is the newest corporate trend in the gaming industry. Sefton Hill, game director for Arkham Knight has put those issues to rest however, while speaking with Game Informer.
“[Arkham Knight] is a single player game. There is no multiplayer. Right at the start this was our vision. It’s going to take all of our effort for all of this time. We don’t have the time to do multiplayer. We want to focus on making the best single player experience we can. We don’t feel that it needs a multiplayer element. Warner Bros. backed that up right at the start”
Hill also added that they plan “to focus on making the best single-player experience we can. We don’t feel that it needs a multiplayer element. Warner Bros. backed that up right at the start.”
That is always great news honestly, to hear that a publisher has faith in their developer’s vision.
Other noteworthy info, include the return of Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman and the new area players will explore in Gotham will be five times larger than Arkham City. The power of the new gen consoles will allow for even more baddies on screen. “At any given time, there are between three to five times the number of thugs active in Gotham City than there were in Arkham City.” according to lead AI and combat programmer, Tim Hanagan.
The batmobile will take center stage this time around and will be drivable for the first time in the series, something fans have been begging for since Asylum. You will be able to summon it whenever you want, it can smash through almost anything, features missiles for incapacitating enemies and the ability to eject Batman (Something I’m going to do a lot personally) at any time.
Batman will face off against a new foe in addition to the likes of Two Face, Harley Quinn and The Penguin. According to GameInformer he is a militarized version of Batman, who has the Arkham “A” on his chest. This new threat is who the subtitle of the game is referring to. Hill says this “Arkham Knight” will “really challenge Batman to go head to head with him in lots of different ways.”
If you want to know more, you can check out the latest issue of Game Informer. Or just stuned to RGN as we will continue to bring you coverage and all this Batman.
Check out the pretty awesome announcement trailer below and go pre-order the game. As bonus you get 4 challenge maps and the ability to play as Harley Quinn.
Batman: Arkham Knight will release on October 14, 2014 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
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