Batman Return To Arkham, the PS4 and Xbox One HD collection including Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City, was announced a while back, with a July release date getting confirmed shortly after. However it seems like fans of the Batman Arkham series will have to wait a bit longer than anticipated to enjoy the first two entries of the series with enhanced graphics.
With a new statement, Warner Bros. has confirmed today that Batman Return To Arkham isn't going to be released this July as originally announced. Judging from the statement, the team required more time to deliver a polished experience.
"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. 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. "
While this news is certainly disappointing, a delay is always better than getting titles riddles with issues that make them very hard to enjoy. We have seen plenty of HD collection that have been rushed, so it's good to know that Warner Bros. and Virtuous Games aren't making the same mistakes. The huge backlash for the PC release of Batman Arkham Knight last year most likely influenced the publisher's decision.
Batman Return to Arkham will launch on a yet to be confirmed release date on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.