New job postings from Rocksteady are causing further speculation about the video game developer's next project, which many believe to be an open-world Superman game. Rumors have been going around for years that Batman: Arkham Asylum developer Rocksteady would eventually turn their attention from the Caped Crusader to the Man of Steel.
Rocksteady revolutionized the superhero genre of video games with 2009's Batman: Arkham Asylum, which was hit with critical acclaim. It's sequel, Batman: Arkham City, received similar praise upon its release in 2011. The third game in the series, Arkham Origins, was developed by WB Games Montreal, while Rocksteady spent four years working on the fourth and final installment, Arkham Knight. Arkham Knight was a major hit, but not in the same vein as Arkham Asylum or Arkham City. Rumor has it that Rocksteady is set to return to the comic book world with a game centered on Superman.
Rocksteady's official website lists 20 job vacancies that need to be filled. According to the postings, applicants will work on a "highly-anticipated AAA title" for "next-generation platforms." So far, Rocksteady has been careful not to leave any clues as to what game is currently in development. However, Rocksteady Game Manager Gaz Deaves has said on Twitter that fans will "lose their minds" when their next project is finally announced. The statement gave fuel to the rumors that Superman is Rocksteady's secret title.
The long-standing rumors were brought back in May when details on the new game were supposedly leaked by a 4chan user prior to E3 2018. It was said that the game would be revealed at E3, but no announcement was made, which cast doubt on the alleged leak. Other details and artwork that emerged in the last few months have proven to be fake. Fans were hoping that Rocksteady would make an official announcement at SDCC 2018, but the developer claimed that they wouldn't be ready to talk about the game for a while.
There actually isn't a great deal of credible evidence that suggests Rocksteady is developing a Superman game, but another foray into the superhero genre does seem like a likely move for the company. The popularity of the Arkham games have given the gaming community plenty of reasons to want an open-world Superman title from Rocksteady, and given the recent success of Insomniac Games' Playstation 4 exclusive, Marvel's Spider-Man, it's easy to see why another major superhero game could be on its way soon.