For those you who haven’t heard of Batman: Arkham City ( the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum ), watch this:
Now, more about the game: Batman: Arkham City and Arkham Asylum developers Rocksteady have stated that Unreal Engine 3 is “doing a brilliant job” and that players can expect Arkham City ot be “load-free”. So what if the sequel is “five times bigger” than anything they’ve ever attempted before, that isn’t going to Rocksteady from delivering us a stellar experience.
“Our technical director was like, ‘What? You want an open-world that’s open all the time that’s five times bigger than anything we’ve done before? Are you crazy?’ “…it streams seamlessly throughout and that has been a massive, massive challenge. You know, the Unreal Engine is an amazing engine and it’s got strengths like any other engine and we’re not using it for what it was designed for, but it’s doing a brilliant job.”
Batman: Arkham Asylum will be releasing on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC later this year. Stay tuned.