Rocksteady Studios to Deliver the First Dark Knight Virtual Reality
Experience October 2016
BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today
announced Batman™: Arkham VR, the very first
virtual reality experience that allows fans to Be the Batman like never
before. Developed by Rocksteady Studios, creators of the critically
acclaimed Batman™: Arkham trilogy, Batman: Arkham VR
is based on DC’s core Batman license and will be available exclusively
for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system with PlayStation®VR
in October 2016.
Batman: Arkham VR immerses players into the Dark Knight’s
universe as they experience Gotham City through the eyes of the World’s
Greatest Detective. Delving deep into an all-new Batman: Arkham mystery,
those who enter this virtual reality world must think like Batman and
utilize his legendary gadgets to unravel a plot that threatens the lives
of his closest allies.
“Virtual reality is expanding the video game space and entertainment
overall, so it is extremely exciting to have our incredible team at
Rocksteady Studios dive into this new storytelling medium with the
Batman Arkham franchise,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros.
Interactive Entertainment. “Rocksteady is one of the best at creating
story-driven content, and Batman: Arkham VR will deliver a
more immersive experience than anyone could have imagined only a few
“Rocksteady is always looking for new ways to further engross players
into the worlds we create and Batman: Arkham VR is an
example of how we’re taking advantage of the latest technology to do
that,” said Sefton Hill, Game Director, Rocksteady Studios. “The team is
committed to delivering a Batman experience that stays true to the
character and allows players to fully immerse themselves in the role of
the World’s Greatest Detective.”
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home
Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer,
licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive
space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and
PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green
Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.)
and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating
across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert
with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and
characters across all media, including but not limited to film,
television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive
games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines
each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language
publishers of comics in the world.
About Rocksteady Studios Ltd
Rocksteady Studios is a multi-award winning videogame developer based in
London, England. Located in a spacious, purpose built converted factory,
with full motion capture and audio studio capabilities, we are an
energetic company formed by a core team of senior industry
professionals. This gives us an ideal balance of drive, talent, proven
methods, experience and cutting edge technology to make AAA games. Now
employing 160 people, Rocksteady’s mission is to be a highly
professional, efficient company whose purpose is to make great games,
and have happy and healthy team members. This philosophy is the heart
and soul of our company. Rocksteady received the coveted ‘studio of the
year’ award at the 2009 VGA awards.
BATMAN: ARKHAM VR software © 2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Developed by Rocksteady Studios.
BATMAN and all characters, their distinctive likenesses, and related
elements are trademarks of DC Comics © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
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Computer Entertainment Inc.
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