With less than a month to go until release, Warner Bros. Games has announced in a forum post (via VideoGamer) that Batman: Return To Arkham will no longer be releasing for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on July 26, as they want to give developer Virtuous Games “additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience.”
After reviewing the progress of the project, the team at WB Games has decided to delay the release of Batman: Return to Arkham to give the team at Virtuous Games additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience.
The collection, which is said to include remastered versions of original game Arkham Asylum and sequel Arkham City, is expected to feature upgraded environments and character models, as well as include all DLC released for both. Sadly, WB says they’re not quite ready to confirm a new release window, stating that they’ll “be sure to communicate that” when they’re “sure the game will be ready.”
We do not have a release date yet and will be sure to communicate that once we are sure the game will be ready. We know this is disappointing news, but we feel the extra time will allow the team to create the best gaming experience for our fans.
As VideoGamer notes, several comparisons between the titles included in Batman: Return To Arkham and the originals released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC over on NeoGAF have suggested that WB pushed the compendium back due to a lacklustre visual upgrade. Whatever the case, here’s hoping that Return To Arkham releases sooner rather than later.