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Well, here's some surprising news, the co-founders of Rocksteady - the British studio behind the Batman: Arkham series - have announced they'll be leaving the company at the end of 2022.

In an official message from Jamie Walker and Sefton Hill, the pair said the studio had been their "life and soul" - mentioning how it gave them the opportunity to do what they loved most and noting how proud they are of the team. They also thanked fans for their energy over the past 18 years.

Longtime Rocksteady director of production and original founding member Nathan Burlow will take over as Studio Director and Darius Sadeghian will "take the reigns" as studio product director:

"We are looking forward to building upon our successes with the upcoming release of Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and our future games.”

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As noted, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is the next big release from Rocksteady Studios, due out in Spring 2023, after being delayed in March earlier this year. It will follow on from the release of Gotham Knights - another Batman-themed Warner Bros. game that's had a mixed reception from fans and critics alike.

How do you feel about this departure in the lead-up to the release of Suicide Squad? Comment down below.