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Why Suicide Squad may not get DLC after Season 1

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Joker DLC

Warner Bros just published its financials, and the future of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League DLC beyond Season 1 has suddenly become uncertain. 

Months after its release, it appears that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a disappointment for both gamers and its developers. Well before its release, the game drew criticism for its live-service roadmap. Many gamers felt the focus on monetization over story was antithetical to the Arkham series that the game technically spawned from.

Upon Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League’s release, those criticisms were validated by critics. The story was dubbed underwhelming while the aggressive microtransactions completely turned many off from the live-service aspect. Even the release of the Joker DLC did not help Suicide Squad’s reputation. Many believed the game to be a flop upon seeing it discounted just weeks after launch. Warner Bros recently confirmed Suicide Squad to be a flop in its latest quarterly earnings report.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Kill the Justice League reportedly lost $200 million in Warner Bros revenue

WB Entertainment’s latest quarterly earnings report revealed Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League generated significantly lower revenue than expected.

WB has been in a tight spot for years. The role of David Zaslav as a hatchetman for perceived underperforming properties hasn’t won the CEO any fans in gaming or elsewhere.

Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier reports that Zaslav allegedly described Suicide Squad as a “disappointing release” in a morning earnings call on May 2024. Given how many delays Suicide Squad faced during development and its mixed reception upon launch, a reduced DLC schedule seems inevitable.

Even so, it looks like Rocksteady will continue to release Year 1 DLC. But the question remains: How long will the DLC period last after its widespread reception?  

Will Suicide Squad have Season 2 DLC?

Rocksteady and Warner Bros have not confirmed Season 2 DLC for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

Two months after the game’s release, its price was slashed on some digital storefronts by as much as 50%. Additionally, reception for the Joker DLC was mostly negative, with many criticizing the DLC’s barebones content. 

Miller Ross, a notable influencer who reported details on Crystal Dynamics, claims the current roadmap includes the likes of Deathstroke, Two-Face, and a gender-bent Mr. Freeze. Whether these DLC characters will be in Year 1 or not remains to be seen.

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Written by Gab Hernandez

Gab Hernandez has a particular love for video games that give players control over the narrative direction, such as Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Disco Elysium. Gab spends just as much time playing games as they do gushing about them online to anyone who will listen. Their work has also been seen on TheGamer, Gfinity, and Wargamer, and you can follow them on Twitter / X at @HardlyWorkinGab.

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