Two New DC Comics Games in Development at WB Montreal
Though the landscape for DC Comics video games has been predominantly Batman-centric, particularly as of late, that doesn’t mean the publisher isn’t working in tandem with Warner Brother’s other divisions to bring its comic properties to the interactive market. The Batman: Arkham series has been such a rousing success though, it’s no wonder the efforts of WB Interactive have been solely focused on the Dark Knight. That all might change in the coming months and year.
According to new job postings listed by WB Montreal (via GamesRadar), the developer currently has two new DC Comics video games in development, and they might need your help in getting them made. Provided you’re a senior animator, program developer or have the necessary skills and resume in the other applicable openings. Still, that the DC gaming universe is expanding is good news. Now we can rampantly speculate about what’s to come from the developer behind Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Knight‘s Batgirl DLC.
You might recall earlier this year a Superman game had some assets leak out onto the interwebs. The rumors came fast and furious just before San Diego Comic-Con, and everyone was so sure a Superman game was about to be announced. We also knew at the time WB Montreal was hiring for a new open-world game. Neither of those two things have come to light just yet, but it certainly fits in with the new position openings that perhaps a new sandbox Superman game is in development. The last time Supes got a game it was tied into Superman Returns, and while it had some decent concepts, it just didn’t deliver the true Superman experience.
The best bet to make is on a new Batman game coming from the Canadian dev team. The studio already has some Batman pedigree, and even though Rocksteady is supposedly finished with Gotham, Warner Bros. has indicated that Batman games are a major part of its future plans regardless who develops them. That isn’t always the best attitude to have about a property, particularly given how Arkham Origins was received, but you can’t just ignore the biggest money maker at the table.
Of course, the longest-running rumor lies all the way back in 2012, when the idea of a Justice League game set as a prequel to the Arkham series started making some waves. The idea being bandied about at the time was one set during the Silver Age, which would have focused on the earliest adventures of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the rest of the Justice League first forming up. Nothing much came of those reports at the time, but when you’re talking about a game that must account for such a diverse roster of characters and powers, it can take a long time to get all that right. Perhaps with the added power of this current crop of consoles, WB Montreal finally has the raw specs needed to bring the Justice League to life faithfully.
There’s little info about what these DC Comics games will be, but WB Montreal went to all the trouble of creating a recruitment video for potential candidates. If you think you’ve got the chops, give it a go. Just be sure to give us a hint or two when you get the job since we so kindly nudged you in their direction.