“Batman: Arkham Knight” may launch for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in February, according to Microsoft’s game listing for the title.
On Monday, the final installment of developer Rocksteady’s “Arkham” series appeared in the online Microsoft store for the Xbox One console – alongside a release date of Feb. 24, 2015. The date has since been taken down.
Earlier this year, it was rumored that the action-adventure game would be delayed until 2015, due to the game only being 40 percent finished. The game’s release date delay was confirmed in early June.
“If we didn’t give the team more time to do it, then we would be releasing something that we weren’t happy with. We want to make sure we’re absolutely nailing it 100 percent,” game manager Guy Perkins told GameSpot June 3.
We also spoke to Perkins during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles earlier this month regarding the game’s exciting new features and Batman’s in-game abilities.
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“I’m most excited about the Batmobile,” Perkins told us.
“The Batmobile is awesome. It’s the big innovation we’ve brought about in the franchise. It’s something we always wanted to have in the game, but we haven’t had the technology or the horsepower to do that justice. Sefton Hill, our game director, is adamant it’s the ultimate vehicle and addition to the game, so we have to be true to that. With the advent of next-generation and technology, we’re finally able to deliver on that promise.”
“Arkham Knight” was originally scheduled to hit shelves this October, but the game’s sheer size and complexities forced the London-based studio to postpone its launch date.
“Making something that big in intricate detail was a challenge. It’s five times bigger than in ‘Arkham City,’ 20 times bigger than ‘Arkham Asylum.’ It’s no small undertaking, making sure everything works. Progress has been challenging,” Perkins said.
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