Could Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Go the Way of Marvel’s Avengers?

Fans would hope Rocksteady would have learned a lot from the failure of another live-service title.

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  • The Square Enix title, Marvel's Avengers, lasted just over two years before the game went offline for good.
  • Lack of post-launch content was one of the major reasons behind the failure of the Avengers title.
  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is coming out in a couple of weeks, and fans would hope the game stays relevant for a lot longer.
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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is all set for a multi-platform release by the end of this month and is one of the most-awaited titles by the gaming community. Early access reviews have already spoiled a lot of hype for the game, but fans are still hanging on to what little hope they can for the game to succeed.

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One of the aspects that has got fans even more worried about the game is that, being a live-service game, it could go down the same way that Marvel’s Avengers did. Rocksteady’s title will need a lot of better content to be a replayable game and continue to get a good number of concurrent players.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Needs Better Post-Launch Content

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League needs to get the post-launch content right to avoid failure.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League needs to get the post-launch content right to avoid failure.

While Rocksteady did reveal that the game’s post-launch seasons will be free, introduce a new DC character, and each of the seasons will be free.

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Joker has also been confirmed for the game, albeit an awkward Elseworld version of the Joker from an alternate reality. He will arrive in the game with the Season 1 update along with a few Joker-themed missions, new boss fights, and activities. New Riddler content and new villains are also all set to be introduced in the same update.

At the moment, it’s a safe bet to assume this will be the template for future seasons as well, even if nothing further has been confirmed by Rocksteady. What’s concerning is that while all of this sounds highly promising, Marvel’s Avengers also had a similar roadmap.

Repetitiveness and a lack of better post-launch content affect live-service games heavily, and that’s one factor that fans would hope for in the upcoming Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League‘s developers are wary of.

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Marvel’s Avengers Wasn’t the Only Live-Service Failure

Marvel's Avengers by Square Enix lasted just over two years.
Marvel’s Avengers by Square Enix lasted just over two years before the game went offline for good.

One of the reasons why Marvel’s Avengers failed despite being a fairly decent game was the lack of content, due to which the game quickly lost gamers. The live-service game lasted just over two years, after which support for the game officially ended.

The Square Enix title was just one of the several live-service failures. Sony’s gamble on live-service games after acquiring Bungie also didn’t materialize after the disastrous reception that Destiny 2‘s expansion, Lightfall, faced. Bungie was forced to lay off 8% of its workforce as a result.

While Rocksteady’s live-service game has a lot in common with Marvel’s Avengers, including both being super-hero games with live-service content planned for the future, Rocksteady is expected to have learned a lot through other failed titles and deliver better seasonal, post-launch content to stay relevant.

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Live-service games are a difficult bet to make this year, and there’s always the single-player route that Rocksteady could still take if things don’t go as planned with Suicide Squad.

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Written by Ayoub Hassan Adur

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Ayoub Hassan Adur worked in the Translation Industry for more than a decade before turning to Content Writing. Ayoub loves Gaming and has also written news stories in the gaming industry for two other websites before joining FandomWire Gaming. Manchester United fan since the '90s.