After all, “Gotham Knights” won’t be releasing on PS4 or Xbox One

After all,

WB unveiled Gotham Knights in summer 2020, but delayed the game to 2022 less than a year later. The company settled on the October launch this March. The gameplay demo, meanwhile, offers a good look at the variety you can expect. Each of the four superheroes plays very differently. You might pick Nightwing for acrobatic, melee-focused combat, while Red Hood thrives on his (non-lethal) guns.

WB Games Montreal/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment You won’t be able to play Gotham Knights on previous-generation consoles. WB Games Montreal has disclosed, with a 13-minute gameplay sample (below), that their Batman-adjacent open world game will no longer be launched for PS4 or Xbox One. To defend Gotham City from your living room, you’ll need a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S. The company stated that it was removing the older computers in order to provide the “greatest possible gaming experience,” but we wouldn’t be shocked if this helped WB meet the game’s October 25th release deadline.

Highlights

  • Crime-solving may rely on anything from straight-up brawling to motorcycle chases and augmented reality sleuthing. Crafting and skill advancement will be useful like they are in so many recent titles. In many ways, this is the DC Comics/WB response to Insomniac’s Spider-Man games — it’s a bid to combine free-roaming action with a meaningful narrative.