- Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League has lower player numbers on Steam compared to the older game Batman: Arkham Knight, potentially due to factors such as bad press and the game being more suited for console gameplay.
- The game’s premise, which involves players actually killing the brainwashed Justice League members, has been a point of contention among players, especially when it comes to the polarizing end of Rocksteady’s own Arkhamverse Batman.
- The lower player numbers of Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League may also be influenced by nostalgic players who prefer to revisit the Arkhamverse and its closure provided by Batman: Arkham Knight, which recently added a new Batman skin.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is well into its second official week of launch after an initial 3-day period of early access for deluxe edition owners, and while the title didn’t make the splash Rocksteady likely hoped for, it didn’t bomb as some expected. Despite Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League‘s launch and early controversies and conversations, the game does have potential thanks to an interesting gameplay loop that can be expanded upon with new seasons and content, but it is still off to a rough start. Specifically, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League‘s concurrent players on Steam totaled a rather low number on launch, and right now an older Rocksteady Batman game has it beat.
Batman: Arkham Knight has more players than Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, as fans are seemingly flocking back to this 9-year-old game for a number of reasons. Batman: Arkham Knight was a monumental entry for Rocksteady’s series, seemingly closing a big chapter in Batman’s story with the way he is presumed dead by Gotham’s people after a rough battle against Scarecrow. Be it for nostalgia’s sake, be it because Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League didn’t have a great start, the fact that fans are circling back to an older game speaks volumes.
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Why Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League’s Steam Player Numbers May Be Low
Comparing Batman: Arkham Knight and Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League’s Player Numbers
There are various reasons why Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League‘s Steam player numbers may be so low, with the first being how the game was advertised as more controller-friendly, and thus better suited for console gameplay. Another reason could be that Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League got a lot of bad press before it was even out, something that started happening more frequently and more vocally as it was revealed to have live-service elements and dedicated post-launch content coming with four separate seasons – all including new characters, settings, and weapons.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is an ambitious game, and it did have its fair share of controversies both before it was released and on launch. In fact, one of the biggest points of contention among players is that Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League embraces its premise by having fans actually pull the trigger against the Justice League, effectively killing all four brainwashed members in its campaign. Killing the Justice League, and especially Kevin Conroy’s Batman, didn’t sit well with some players, and the fact that Rocksteady’s own Arkhamverse Batman got a polarizing end was also criticized quite heavily.
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Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League May Push Nostalgic Players to Revisit The Arkhamverse
Even though it seems likely now that Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League‘s seasons will revert its premise by bringing back to “life” the Justice League – something that may mean the heroes killed during the campaign were clones – damage has been done to the title’s reputation. Those who are unhappy with Rocksteady’s new looter-shooter or the direction its Arkhamverse hero’s story went in may be jumping ship in favor of happier times, back when the company launched Batman: Arkham Knight and gave the Caped Crusader closure – and one that was considered great, while at it.
Essentially, the fact that Batman: Arkham Knight‘s player numbers are higher than Suicide Squad‘s is not as strange as it may seem on the surface, and there are many factors to consider in this scenario. It doesn’t help that Batman: Arkham Knight recently added a new Batman skin, so those who didn’t hop into the game in December to check it out may have been reminded to do so by Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League itself. Overall, going by Steam numbers alone, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League doesn’t seem to be in the best of situations at the moment, but a lot could change in the coming months.
Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League
- February 2, 2024
- M17+ For Mature 17+ Due To Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Violence
- How Long To Beat
- 10 Hours