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WB Games Future Titles to Have 'A Heavy Focus on Live Service'

WB Games Future Titles to Have 'A Heavy Focus on Live Service' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 January 2021 / 1,637 Views

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has a number of games in development that will be coming out over the next couple of years. The live service appears to be the main focus for many of these games. 

A job listing for an internship at the Virtual Games Production department of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has revealed they are "currently involved in a variety of new projects, ranging from casual games to core games featuring our well-known franchises on all platforms" and the game will have "a heavy focus on live service." 

The list of games Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment plans to release in the next couple of years includes Gotham Knights, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, Hogwarts Legacy, and Back 4 Blood.

Back 4 Blood will launch first on June 22 for the Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, while Gotham Knights will also release sometime in 2021. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and Hogwarts Legacy will launch in 2022.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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pikashoe (on 26 January 2021)

I'm going to have a heavy focus on not buying there games

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Walbert (on 26 January 2021)

Pea brained publishers, you would think they would have learnt from the dumpster fire that was Anthem and Marvels Avengers

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Chazore (on 26 January 2021)

Guess that means less games for me to buy then?.

WB getting more and more out of touch with reality by each year.

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VAMatt (on 26 January 2021)

What's the news here?

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DonFerrari (on 26 January 2021)

Thank you but I'm not interested.

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shikamaru317 (on 26 January 2021)

Big yikes on this one. I know that AT&T spent alot of money buying all of WB and are trying to get that money back, they were considering selling WB interactive at one point, but decided to hold on to them. Now I see why they didn't sell, they think they can make that money back with live service microtransactions, ugh.

They need only look back at WB's recent history to see why it's a terrible idea, Middle Earth: Shadow of War got slammed by both fans and critics for greedy microtransactions, the pushback was so intense that the devs ended up having to patch all of the microtransactions out and fix the progression speed to make everything less grindy.

Also look at how the recent Square Enix Avengers live service game flopped, it reportedly sold half the copies at launch that Square wanted to sell, and the player drop-off was huge. falling off the Xbox top 50 and Steam top 100 most played lists within just a few weeks of release. Square reported a loss for the quarter where it released. You do the same thing to these upcoming DC games that Square did with Avengers, and the same thing will happen again I'm sure.

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TallSilhouette (on 26 January 2021)

What a surpriiiiise...

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 27 January 2021)

talk about not learning their lessons,
looks like they need to experience what happened to others before they "learn from their mistakes"

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The Fury (on 27 January 2021)

Gotham Knights looked great but if it's included in that, it will put me off. I expected a story driven game that my mate can just hop in and help with my campaign, not mission based crap.

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jamesmarkus87 (on 27 January 2021)

Just give me Batman: Arkham Origins Remastered and forget everything else you're planning.

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COKTOE (on 27 January 2021)

That sucks. They were the best of the worst among the awful big publishers. I hope the pivot towards live services is a miserable failure.

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SuaveSocialist (on 27 January 2021)

Sounds like they just want their games to be held in the same esteem as their movies.

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