We may finally know when we're going to get our first, real look at a new DC Comics game—perhaps even a new triple-A Batman title—provided that this date for a new digital fan expo doesn't slip. On Saturday, August 22, Warner Bros. will host a 24-hour event packed with announcements for all things DC, including some news from WB Games.
Called DC FanDome, the free online event will feature the types of panels and reveals that may have found a home at San Diego Comic-Con were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic. With a promise of "new announcements from WB Games," though, it seems that this event may also absorb some of Warner and DC's plans for what could've been shown at E3 2020.
Back in March, Kotaku reported that WB Games was going to host its first-ever E3 press conference this year, which would have included reveals for a new Batman title, a new game from Rocksteady, and a Harry Potter RPG. It's possible that both the Batman and Rocksteady announcements are instead being saved for FanDome.
WB Montréal, the studio behind 2013's Batman: Arkham Origins, has been dropping sporadic hints about a new Batman title for well over a year. The cryptic clues dropped by the team seem to point at a game that will heavily involve Gotham City's secretive Court of Owls syndicate.
It's widely believed that Rocksteady's next game will also be based on a DC property, but the studio's been closely guarding the nature of the project for years. All we know is that it's not a Superman game. Its last major project, Batman: Arkham Knight, came out back in 2015.
The timing of this tease for more news from WB Games is made all the more intriguing given a recent report suggesting that WB's parent company is looking to sell off the video game division. Last week, CNBC reported that Take-Two, Electronic Arts, and Activision Blizzard have all expressed interest in buying Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment from AT&T.