“They need to sell DC”: Warner Bros Makes Disappointing Statement on Suicide Squad Game After Historic Year With Hogwarts Legacy

DC fans are tired of WB's mistreatment of DC comics franchises in their games.

"They need to sell DC": Warner Bros Makes Disappointing Statement on Suicide Squad Game After Historic Year With Hogwarts Legacy

SUMMARY

  • 'Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League' was not garnering any interest from the get go.
  • It is developed by Rocksteady games the same developers who worked on Arkham series of games.
  • WB's last DC game Gotham Knights was also a huge disappointment for DC fans out there.
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Every DC fan was somewhat skeptical of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Most gamers out there had some idea that maybe WB had made some mistake modeling this new game as a live service title. Its initial previews were also not very good to begin with, and as a result, it has been unsuccessful.

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The game is getting either mixed or negative reviews from every fan. Not many gamers are willing to give it a second chance, either. The response to this game’s shortcomings has also been equally brutal from the hardcore fans of WB games.

WB is not happy with the performance of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

A still from Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Everyone out there was curious to see what fate would befall Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. The game was already looking somewhat stale in its trailers. The combat looked repetitive, and the trademark Rocksteady Games style of dark and gritty humor was missing from it too.

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The idea of these suicide squad members going against Justice League members was quite interesting. But fans could not get behind the fact that someone would just kill the Arkhamverse version of Batman the way characters in this game do. And that’s why it’s been getting a bunch of negative responses from people everywhere.

Then came the game’s technical issues; from the very start, it had technical issues. It was not working well; it was a live-service game, and people were struggling to log into the servers. This did irreversible damage to its reputation. Imagine being a fan who bought this game’s most expensive edition to be able to play it early and not being able to do so due to “technical” issues.

All this, combined to just kill the game before players could “kill the Justice League.” Finally, a while later, WB has finally accepted the fact that this game did not do as well as they had expected it to. And no doubt they expected it to perform incredibly well. After all, WB has been drunk on the success that came with last year’s Hogwarts Legacy.

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Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League allows players to upgrade weapons and gears using nano-enhancements.
A still from Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League

While the Wizarding World game was one of the best-selling games of 2023, Suicide Squad does not seem to be doing any better. WB specifically said, “This year, Suicide Squad, one of our key video game releases in 2024, has fallen short of our expectations since its release earlier in the quarter, setting our games business up for a tough year-over-year comp in Q1.”

Fans would now expect WB to take a hint from this failure and stop the pursuit of releasing live-service games. Let’s see if they do so or not. There are very few chances of this happening, though.

One silver lining is that they have already greenlit the sequel to Hogwarts Legacy. Fans are already crossing their fingers and hoping WB keeps those online shenanigans away from their favorite school of wizardry.

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Fans want WB to just do away with DC games

Players can get nano-enhancements by using weapons in combat.
A still from Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

The way WB is treating its DC properties lately is not sitting very well with its fans either. And they have been pretty vocal about it lately, too. In response to the news that WB is not happy with sales of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, they have started suggesting that WB should just stop making DC games anymore.

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It makes sense in some ways too, given how the previous two DCverse games have been nothing but disappointments for their fans.

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Written by Rohit Sejwal

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Rohit Sejwal has been enthusiastically playing video games for over 15 years and has been writing about them for around 1.5 years now. His love for movies pushed him towards video games and made him look at them as a new interactive medium for storytelling. Besides completing his Masters in Mass Communication, he also has a diploma in filmmaking and has a sheer passion for reading dark fantasy books besides watching movies and playing video games.