It's sadly now apparent that the dark knight himself needs a longer vacation. Coinciding with the release of today's Batman: Arkham Knight trailer featuring the Batmobile and its BATtle mode, or whatever, it was also announced that the game won't be released this year. Yes, Batman: Arkham Knight has been delayed from its fall 2014 release window into 2015. We must trust that Batman knows what's right.
In typical fashion, as mentioned before, Warner Bros. tried to dilute the impact of a delay by pretending that it isn't a delay at all. The word "delay" is not mentioned in any way by WB or Rocksteady, but a delay it certainly is. In fact, in all the delays this past month, including The Division, The Order, and Dying Light, not once did any of them say they were delayed. Let's just pretend none of them ever had a 2014 release date in the first place, yeah?
in the case of Batman: Arkham Knight the delay likely won't be particularly painful. Assassin's Creed has, likely unintentionally, shown that yearly releases of big franchises is actually a bit too much for gamers. It's hard to come off of a good game and build the hype back up for a new release in that short of a time period. A few more months of development will give both fans and developers more time to get read for Arkham Knight's release.
Look forward to Batman: Arkham Knight on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2015. Expect more information on the action game going into E3 next week.