Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League new screenshot

Rocksteady in damage control, can anything save its GaaS game?

Warner Bros will release Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League next month. And, from the looks of it, Rocksteady is currently in “damage control” mode, with its product director Darius Sadeghian trying his best to convince people that this isn’t a GaaS game, and that it has the DNA of the Batman: Arkham series.

In an interview with GamesRadar, Sadeghian avoided calling Suicide Squad a Game as a Service title, claiming that the game does not fit with any particular label. And you know what? I’ll bite. If it doesn’t fit with any genre, then what exactly is it? Why should players be excited about it? What’s its target audience?

The truth is that this new Suicide Squad is a GaaS game. We know that. Warner Bros knows that. Rocksteady knows that. Everyone knows that. The fact that Sadeghian attempts to hide its genre speaks volumes about Rocksteady’s confidence.

Not only that but some new previews went live a couple of hours ago. And, surprisingly enough, some of them were negative. But you know what all of them had in common? The game’s genre. All of the previews call this a GaaS game. The fact that Rocksteady is still trying to hide it is laughable.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League suffers from all the issues we’ve criticized. No matter what the execs say, this isn’t a “Batman Arkham” game. This statement kind of reminded me of Redfall. Remember when Arkane and Bethesda were claiming that Redfall had the DNA of Arkane’s games?

And I’ll be realistic here. The Rocksteady that made Batman: Arkham City and Arkham Knight is long gone. That’s the harsh truth. The team that is working on Suicide Squad is not the same as the one that gave us Arkham Knight. I mean, even the studio’s co-founders Sefton Hill and Jamie Walker left it at the end of 2022.

To sum up, if you’ve played Anthem and Marvel’s Avengers, you more or less know what you can expect from it. Suicide Squad will be a GaaS title, and it might have an interesting story. And, if you want to experience its story, you’ll be able to watch a story video on YouTube. That is if you are not into GaaS games. If, on the other hand, you love them, you might want to give it a go!