WB Games Montreal is once again stepping into the DC Universe. The developer, which is best known for its work in the Batman: Arkham series including the Batgirl: A Matter of Family DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, was rumored to be developing a new DC-based project for some time.
Now, the studio's next game has at least been confirmed to be part of that universe. The news comes courtesy of WB Games Montreal itself, as the developer revealed that it is currently hiring for the position of technical director on the project, and that the game itself is DC-related.
Over of Facebook, DC Games Montreal opened up applications for the position, inviting any interested parties to get in touch. Most importantly, the post revealed that the team is "working on expanding the DC universe in the interactive space," so whatever this secretive project is, it's definitely going to be based on a DC Comics property.
Previously, WB Games Montreal had played a supporting role in the development of the Batman: Arkham series. While Rocksteady Games took the lead overall, WB Games Montreal took on tasks such as the aforementioned Batgirl-centric Arkham Knight DLC and porting Batman: Arkham City to the Wii U. The studio did create one full game in the series, Batman: Arkham Origins, which received middling reviews and was criticized post-release for a number of serious glitches that were never truly resolved.
Fans of Batman: Arkham Knight are still hoping to see more of the series. The game was one of the best of 2015 on console, although its legacy has been damaged by technical issues on PC, and a continuation of the Batman: Arkham story could be well received by players. Given that Rocksteady is rumored to be working on a Superman video game, this certainly opens the door for WB Games Montreal to have another crack at the main Arkham franchise.
That said, the developer's work on Arkham Origins may make some fans of the series hesitant. After all, the game was undoubtedly the weakest of the franchise so far, and WB Games Montreal's push to work on DLC for the game over fixing outstanding bugs left a sour taste in the mouth for many. Since the studio's Batgirl DLC also only gained mediocre reviews, perhaps it would be best for the developer to take a look at some of the other DC characters that deserve the Arkham treatment.
Source: WB Games