The release status of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League remains up in the air as neither Warner Bros. Games nor developer Rocksteady have formally announced the game's rumored delay. Earlier this month, Bloomberg's Jason Schreier reported that the online action-adventure has been delayed from its current May 26th release date to allow for polish and bug fixes.
Although the initial report offered no new release date, it was believed that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League would release later this year. Now, that no longer seems to be the case.
Schreier offered a follow-up to his report, acknowledging that Rocksteady still has not formally announced the Suicide Squad delay. However, he added that the internal staff was already notified of the game's delay a few weeks ago and told "it's coming later this year but they still don't know when." But Schreier, who has a good pulse on the status of the industry, also noted that it's possible the game slips into 2024.
Reports of the delay came just weeks after Rocksteady offered fans a deep-dive into the gameplay of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. The online action-adventure features four playable characters — Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and King Shark — and allows for four-player cooperative multiplayer.
Developed by Rocksteady, the studio behind the acclaimed Batman: Arkham franchise, reception to Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League's gameplay had been mixed following the gameplay showcase. The generic shooter mechanics coupled with a maligned always-online service that includes a battle pass and microtransactions left many fans underwhelmed with what they saw.
According to Schreier, the delay has more to do with fixing bugs and polishing the game's rough edges than completely overhauling the core gameplay mechanics — including the online service aspect. In his most recent tweet, Schreier reiterated that the core game isn't changing.
At this point, it's unclear when Warner Bros. Games or Rocksteady will announce the delay. As of this writing, the game's website still has the May 26th release date posted.
When it does arrive, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will be playable on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Check out the latest gameplay videos below.