UK studio Rocksteady, creator of the hugely successful Batman Arkham games, is definitely ready to move on to a new challenge, but admits doing so comes with mixed emotions.
“I think there’s a little bit of sadness on the team,” producer Dax Ginn told Eurogamer. “It feels like… breaking up? [The mood] is really split – there’s a feeling in the office like, it’s definitely time to do something else – we all accept that. But we all know Batman so well – we all feel comfortable in the Arkhamverse.
“We’re definitely letting go of that comfort blanket and putting ourselves in the position where whatever we do next is going to feel very different. There’s always an anxiety associated with change and that’s where we want to be. We want to feel uncomfortable because we want to make awesome stuff.”
The team has just completed work on Batman VR, with the game submitted to Sony last week.
Ginn claims the studio still doesn’t know what’s next, but has the full support of publisher Warner.
“To be honest I don’t really know,” said Ginn on what’s next. “We’re in a very enviable position where we have some time and space to decide what we’re doing next.
“We can sit back and think what our dream game would be, and we have Warner Bros.’ support to do that.
Batman VR will launch alongside PlayStation VR on October 13.