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Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League

Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League Won’t Work Offline, Even in Single Player Mode

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will require an internet connection to play, even if you’re tackling it in single-player mode.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, Rocksteady Studio’s Arkham Universe follow-up was featured at yesterday’s PlayStation State of Play. However, as much fun as it seemed – and still seems – there’s a big catch.

Specifically, you won’t be able to play the game offline, even in single-player mode. According to the official Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League FAQ, “..an internet connection is required to play Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League solo or via online co-op.”

There were already rumblings that the game would contain live service elements, but this is a new revelation. Yes, it supports multiplayer but forcing the player to always be online seems suspect. It also raises questions as to what happens if/when the game is retired.

Marvel’s Avengers is shutting down but the crucial difference between that and Suicide Squad is that you could always play that game offline. There was no online requirement, despite the strong live service element.

Here, however, you’re looking at a game that simply cannot be played offline. Unless, that is, Rocksteady and publishers Warner Bros. Games make a serious U-Turn. And, based on the general response, quite a few people are unhappy about this decision.

We’re not exactly on board with this odd, live service-oriented move either. The game is set for a May release, which gives Rocksteady/WB Games a few months to reconsider this decision.

At the least, we’d expect them to clarify what happens if your internet cuts off mid-game. Are you unceremoniously booted out? Or can you keep playing till it kicks back in? Whatever the case, this isn’t a great look.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League arrives on PC, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 this May 26th.

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