You might remember Warner Bros. Montreal as the developers behind the unfairly maligned Batman: Arkham Origins, a studio that has secretly been working on a new DC Comics title for quite a while now. According to sources over at Kotaku
, the mystery game was based on the Suicide Squad franchise. And we say 'was' because word has it that due to issues at the studio and clashes with Warner Bros., it has been cancelled in lieu of a more traditional Batman game.
One starring Damian Wayne, the son of Batman and Talia al Ghul. Also known in some circles as Robin. With Rocksteady wrapping up its Batman story with the recent Arkham Knight, it makes sense for any follow-up set in the same universe (which we're simply assuming to be the case here) to shift the focus to someone else. Like Robin.
As for the Suicide Squad game, according to sources development on that game had gone through several changes and issues over the last few years. And with the recent release of, and tepid response to, the Suicide Squad film perhaps a cancellation was for the best.
Here's hoping the studio can move forward on its next project, and with a recent change in studio head to Stéphane Roy, who was previously an executive producer on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided at Eidos Montreal, we're optimistic that its next game will be one to look forward to.