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Gotham Knights is now coming only to Xbox Series X|S, PC, and PS5

Gotham Knights Screenshot Red Hood
Gotham Knights Screenshot Red Hood (Image credit: WB Games)

What you need to know

  • Gotham Knights is an upcoming game from WB Montreal and WB Games.
  • While it was originally announced as a cross-generation title, Gotham Knights is now coming exclusively to Xbox Series X|S, PC, and PS5.
  • The developers shared new gameplay footage on Tuesday, showing off the very different playstyles of Nightwing and Red Hood.
  • Gotham Knights currently has a release date of Oct. 25, 2022.

Gotham Knights is just a few months away, and the developers have shared some big news regarding the status of the game.

Development studio WB Montreal shared new gameplay footage on Tuesday, showing off how Red Hood and Nightwing can work together to take down criminals. While Nightwing has an acrobatic fighting style, Red Hood uses (ostensibly) non-lethal bullets and bombs. These are just two of the characters that are playable in Gotham Knights, as players can also take up the mantle of Batgirl or Robin.

You can check out the 13-minute gameplay footage below:

Gotham Knights is slated to launch on Oct. 25, 2022. It's coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC, and PS5. While the game was originally planned to launch across Xbox One and PS4 devices as well, WB Montreal shared that the team is dropping the last-generation versions of the game in order to ensure the "best possible gameplay experience" for players.

Gotham Knights was originally planned to release in 2021 as a cross-generation title, but the game was delayed for further polish. It seems like the decision to drop the older consoles was made as part of that polish process. The game's story is set in a world where Batman has seemingly died, and it's up to the Bat-family to stop criminals from taking over Gotham, including the mysterious Court of Owls.

Other upcoming titles from WB Games include Rocksteady Games' Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, which was first announced as being exclusive to Xbox Series X|S, PC, and PS5, and is currently scheduled to arrive in Spring 2023. Meanwhile, Avalanche Software is working on Hogwarts Legacy, which is still a cross-generation game and is slated for a Holiday 2022 launch.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

5 Comments
  • Let's hope that it'll help the game performance-wise.
  • This could be big if Xbox can get this game on Xbox Cloud Gaming. Being the only one with the ability to play on a last gen console would be a great point for a service that doesn't really need help getting users.
  • A very good point. Right now Microsoft seems to be limiting Cloud gaming to Game Pass/Game Pass Ultimate titles, though the addition of Fortnite makes it seem they're branching into free-to-play as well. I doubt we see it happen at launch unless there's a last-minute Game Pass deal, but with hardware shortages set to continue through 2024 it's a compelling pitch to make.
  • Doesn't need to be free.
    They can do as Nintendo does and sell cloud games on the XBOX store. They probably will, once the TV app and streamer box/stick release.
  • PC was always PC, dunno what that tells you.