Last night publisher Warner Bros. Interactive announced that it is opening a new studio in Montreal that will focus on comic book based intellectual properties.
The new studio, dubbed WB Games Montreal, will be lead by Martin Tremblay (Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time) and will utilize DC Comics properties. These include Superman, Batman, The Justice League, etc.
This news really shouldn’t come as that big of a surprise considering the critical and commercial success of Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum, published by Warner Bros. It only makes sense that WB would want to replicate this type of success with as many IPs as possible.
This does slightly concern me however. One of the reasons Batman: Arkham Asylum was such a breakout hit was that it was fresh and new. If WB tries to crank out superhero action games that play out like Batman, the genre will become stale real quick.
What do you guys think? Is a new Warner Bros. studio that focuses on DC characters a good thing for gaming?