Batman: Return to Arkham Delayed
Batman: Return to Arkham has been delayed indefinitely.
The collection was originally supposed to be released July 29 having both games, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City along with all downloadable content remastered on Unreal Engine 4 with improved visuals and performance.
However, in a statement from Warner Bros own official forums, the project is no longer on course to meet that release.
“After reviewing the progress of the project, the team at WB Games has decided to delay the release of Batman: Return to Arkham to give the team at Virtuos Games additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience,” said company representative, Steve Grayson.
Thanks to a series of leaks in March, Warner Bros’ plans to remaster the first two Arkham games became available to the public. The reaction was underwhelming as leaked screenshots didn’t enforce confidence. Side-by-side comparisons with the original games showed the “new” versions looking visually inferior. Inferior lighting effects, lower detail on character models and textures were among the most notable problems.
It is worth noting that the new studio Grayson mentioned behind the remastering has done some great work in the past. The China-based studio, Virtuos Games are behind impressive work such as the iOS version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and the Final Fantasy X/X2 HD Remaster.
There has been no official word from Warner Bros on when the collection will come to retail and digital storefronts or if there will be an upgrade for those who own the games on PC.