Today media giant Warner Bros. announced that it has acquired developer Rocksteady Studios, best known for last year’s blockbuster Batman: Arkham Asylum.
According to a Kevin Tsujihara, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group president, “Rocksteady demonstrated its professionalism and extraordinary development abilities with Batman: Arkham Asylum. This arrangement is a great strategic fit and we are very pleased to solidify our relationship with this talented development team.”
What does this mean for gamers? Now that Warner Bros. owns the Rocksteady Studios, the developer is able to draw from a whole slew of brands owned by Warner Bros., including all of the DC Comics catalog. Hopefully, after Rocksteady finished up with Arkham Asylum‘s sequel, the developer will be able to take its action adventure game development experience and utilize it with new intellectual properties.
In fact Rocksteady game director Sefton Hill stated, “The Rocksteady team is very much looking forward to creating more great games based on widely recognized Warner Bros. brands like Batman.”
Can you guys imagine a Green Lantern game designed by the guys behind Arkham Asylum? My nerd sense is tingling just thinking about it. Now that Rocksteady has access to all of Warner Bros. IPs, what game do you think they should make next? Let us know by leaving a comment below.