Gotham Knights Game Receives Disappointing Release Update

By Russ Milheim Updated:
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One of the most anticipated games set to release later this year is Gotham Knights. Players will be able to take control of heroes such as Red Hood, Nightwing, Robin, and Batgirl as they try to clean up the streets after the untimely death of Batman. Featuring a two-player co-op, fans will once again be able to dive into Gotham City and take on the corruption the infamous city is known for.

The game has teased the involvement of The Court of Owls and also showcased Mr. Freeze in its first proper gameplay video. While it's not in the same universe that the legendary Arkham games were in, fans are still thrilled to be having another game in the style of them—even if they’re in a parallel timeline, so to speak.

A new update from the developers was released, and it's one that many might not like. It would seem the studio is putting the past behind them and embracing the future.

Gotham Knights Only Staying on Current-Gen Consoles

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WB Games released a video showcasing gameplay from its upcoming DC game Gotham Knights that featured both Red Hood and Nightwing in action. 

As exciting as that was, it was the additional announcement which caught more attention. The highly-anticipated DC Comics game will no longer be released for previous console generations, such as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

According to the developers, their aim was “to provide players with the best possible gameplay experience:”

“Please note, to provide players with the best possible gameplay experience, the game will release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC and will not be available for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One consoles.”

For those who didn't catch the thirteen minutes of new gameplay, that can be seen below:

WB Games also announced its pre-order bonus for the game, which will be a 233 Kustom Batcycle that players can drive around Gotham City. That reveal video can be seen below as well:

Gotham Knights Leaves the Past Behind

This news will undoubtedly be disappointing for many fans worldwide who have still not been able to grab ahold of the current generation of consoles. While it has become far easier to grab an Xbox One Series X, the PlayStation 5 remains an elusive beast.

That said, gamers knew this day would be coming eventually.

While some may be saddened, in the grand scheme of everything, this is arguably a push forward. The transitioning phase between generations is always a frustrating time for many because, for many years, games are stuck being held back by weaker systems. Therefore, they are unable to take advantage of the new technology.

There were likely multiple elements of Gotham Knights that WB Games realized it wasn't going to be able to pull off with the older generation of consoles. So the studio made the move every developer will have to make eventually: finally leaving the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the rearview mirror.
Gotham Knights releases on October 25 for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and PC.

- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.