Gotham Knights, the next Bat­man game in the series, has been delayed until 2022. Warn­er Bros. shared the news on Twit­ter, mak­ing it clear the game won’t drop before the end of the year, as pre­vi­ous­ly announced. The delay is need­ed for addi­tion­al devel­op­ment time, although WB did­n’t spec­i­fy if this was attrib­uted to COVID-19, which has been the cause for a num­ber of oth­er delays.

We are giv­ing the game more time to deliv­er the best pos­si­ble expe­ri­ence for play­ers. We look for­ward to show­cas­ing more of the game in the com­ing months,” Warn­er Bros. stated.

This is the sec­ond high-pro­file WB game to be delayed to 2022, as they pre­vi­ous­ly moved the open-world Har­ry Pot­ter: Hog­warts Lega­cy to next year as well. In both cas­es, Warn­er Bros. did not men­tion the pan­dem­ic hav­ing an impact on development.