Kevin Conroy Confirms There Won’t Be Another Batman Arkham Game
Licensed video games used to have a rather bad reputation not long ago. However, in the last generation, Rocksteady Studios disproved this long-standing myth by delivering amazing games in the Batman Arkham series - Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.
Later we had Batman: Arkham Origins developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal and in 2015, Rocksteady returned to the series with Batman: Arkham Knight. Two years after the release of the last title fans were wondering what will happen to the series and voice actor Kevin Conroy was responsible for answering that question.
During a panel held at the Wizard World event in Nashville, Tennessee, Kevin Conroy, an actor who has given his voice to Batman in his animated universe and also in the games of the Arkham series, was questioned about the future of the franchise.
The actor responded with the following statements: "You know, I can’t believe that they’re not gonna do another one, but they’re not. Isn’t that amazing? They made literally billions of dollars on those games, but uh no, there’s no plan to do another one. Sorry."
This response by Kevin Conroy adds to the decision by Rocksteady to move away from the Batman Arkham series to work on new projects. Rocksteady is probably working on another of Warner Bros. major IPs - there have been rumors of the studio focused on a Superman game, but there was no confirmation yet.
Batman: Arkham Knight was released in 2015 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, this being the last installment of the Batman: Arkham series to hit the market. The launch of the game on the PC was marked by severe performance problems that prevented the proper execution of the title.