The new and last installment to the Batman’s Arkham series will be Batman: Arkham Knight, which is a sequel and is looking at a 2015 release. Batman: Arkham Knight was announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and was first expected to be released in late 2014. The game developers, Rocksteady, however announced in a Batmobile video trailer that the release date has been pushed to 2015. The release date covers the Playstation 4, the Xbox One, and the PC.
Just recently, a specific date for the game’s release has emerged on the Microsoft Store website. The website has listed Batman: Arkham Knight for a February 24, 2015 release date, however, this may potentially be a place holder date and is subject to change.
The Microsoft Store only lists the game to be available on the PC and Xbox One. Playstation 4 users will have to purchase or pre-order the game somewhere else.
PC users will get a huge relief from having the game released on the PC platform on the same date as consoles. In previous years, PC gamers had to face the fact that PC compatible versions get released weeks or even months after console releases.
The delay to the release of the latest in the Arkham trilogy is explained by Dax Ginn of Rocksteady in an interview with Kotaku.
“Now Batman: Arkham Knight is totally awesome. The thing about awesome, though, is awesome takes time. And totally awesome takes a lot of time. So in collaboration with our colleagues at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Comics, we have decided to extend the development time of Batman: Arkham Knight,” Ginn says during the interview.
Watch the Batmoble video trailer below: