As it is very well known, Batman has died in Gotham Knights. According to the responsible developers of WB Games Montreal, this scenario offers the opportunity to present the underlying universe to the players from a fresh and unique point of view.
Last year, the developers at WB Games Montreal announced ongoing work on the cooperative action title Gotham Knights, which is in development for consoles and PC.
As announced in the official announcement, Gotham Knights puts you in a scenario in which Batman has died at the time. From now on it is up to his four sidekicks or companions Batgirl, Red Hood, Nightwing, and Robin to ensure order in gloomy Gotham City and to put organized crime in place.
According to the responsible developers at WB Games Montreal, the death of Batman offers the studio the opportunity to break new ground in the creative field and present the underlying universe to you from a unique perspective.
“Shifting the focus to be about these characters in the aftermath of this pivotal death that is important to all of them, the framework of this story is unique,” said narrative designer and writer Mitch Dyer. “Having this very fresh, unique take on the DC Universe makes it approachable and engaging in a way that is instantly gratifying to me.”
He further stated: “I was attracted to the project because I was a fan of it [when it was announced at DC FanDome in August 2020]. The idea of playing four different characters in an open world in a setting where Bruce Wayne has died, that is extremely compelling to me.”
Gotham Knights will release in 2021 for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, and PlayStation 5.