According to Warner Bros., the most successful games they’ve produced with the DC Comics name were not based on movies. They were Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Asylum 2. WB Montreal’s executive producer, Reid Schneider told Canadian Business, “It’s really about make the gmae what it needs to be and forget the movies” meaning he won’t be pushing the studio to link the game to a movie.
Schneider continued, “If you look at the similarities between [Batman: Arkham Asylum and Neversoft's 1998 Spider-Man game], they weren’t based on movies per se. …They were just taking that really rich fiction from the comic books and exploring the characters. It’s not about hitting the movie date or some arbitrary date-it was giving the game the time it needs to be successful and really just concentrating on the quality of it.”
I think this is an appropriate direction for the DC Comic games. There is so much you can do with video games and the storylines for movies are only so long. WB Montreal has the opportunity to really create a full story and develop their characters well if they make the story from scratch and stay away from a movie and its release date.
What do you think?