A new Batman game has leaked online. Batman is one of the most iconic and popular superheroes out there, which in turn has made him a major theme for video games. While the character has moved mountains in the superhero genre on film, he’s also been responsible for a key turning point in video game adaptations. The Batman Arkham series was essential in helping superhero games feel more premium and not just cheap yearly releases that were often tied to a new movie. Spider-Man games began to suffer over time as a result of this, but Batman managed to break this mold and create something that stood above all the other games he was pitching against. Despite that series’ conclusion in 2015, Batman still exists thanks to set games like LEGO, MultiVersusand Injustice, but it’s been a minute since he’s had proper solo play.
A new one may be on the horizon courtesy of Camouflaj. What seen by Jank Roettgers (via uploadVR), a FTC court document notes that Camouflaj is working on a new Batman VR game for Meta. The developer is known for his work on iron man VR, a previously exclusive PlayStation VR game that has now come to Oculus after the studio was acquired by Meta. The document notes that the team is working on a Batman game for the Meta’s Quest headset, but offers no further details. Rocksteady did a VR Arkham spin-off a few years back, but Camouflaj seems more likely to do his thing.
—Janko Roettgers (@jank0) November 22, 2022
Only time will tell what this game looks like, but Meta is trying to curate its fair share of exciting first-party titles for its headsets. Rockstar Games has even made a deal to bring Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to Meta headphones in the near future. Deals like this are likely to continue to happen given Meta’s deep pockets, but who knows if it will pay off.
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