DC Teases WB Games News in August With "FanDome" Event

DC Teases WB Games News in August With "FanDome" Event

Might we finally see what WB's Montréal studio has been up to?

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.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

In other news

Control: Ultimate Edition Confirms PS5 and Xbox Series S/X Dates and Ray Tracing Toggle

If you were hoping for the highest of high-end performance… dream on, Faden.

The SNES Can Do Ray Tracing Thanks to a Homebrew “SuperRT” Chip

Ben Carter's chip design makes real-time lighting and reflections possible on a 30-year-old console.

Xbox Is Hosting a Space Jam Game Jam Design Contest

We got a real (game) jam goin' now.

Need help?

Apex Legends Vaults - Where to Find the Vaults and How to Open Them

Need to know how to find a Vault Key in Apex Legends to open one of the three vaults? We've got you covered.

Gears 5 Collectibles - How to Find All Collectible Locations

Here's our guide to the Gears 5 collectible locations, including Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, and Act 4 collectibles.

Devil May Cry 5 Devil Breakers - Devil Breaker Arm Abilities in Devil May Cry 5

Here's our complete breakdown of every Devil Breaker arm ability for Nero in Devil May Cry 5.

Sekiro Tips - How to Beat Every Boss and Survive in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

This is our complete beginner's guide to surviving Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, including a list of essential tips and tricks.