Gotham Knights Map Size: The “Largest Version” of Batman City in a Game
Gotham Knights – the upcoming superhero role-playing game that supports two-player campaign co-op – is going to have the largest map of Gotham City ever found in an open-world Batman game, the Gotham Knights developers have revealed. , WB Games Montreal. Of course, map size doesn’t directly equate to better gameplay, as several Assassin’s Creed games have shown to their detriment. But I guess some Batman fans – and those who love Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin and Red Hood – will be happy to hear that Gotham Knights will give them the freedom to explore much of Batman’s birthplace.
“It’s big enough. I haven’t put one card over the other, but our Gotham is a big place,” Gotham Knights Game Director Geoff Ellenor told Game Informer in an interview published earlier this week. “I tend to spend a lot of my Zoom calls on the Batcycle driving around Gotham. It is one of the fastest and coldest (sic) ways to get around the city. It looks like a great place.
Gotham Knights executive producer Fleur Marty added, “This is definitely the biggest version of Gotham ever. [City] which has been depicted in video games. The most important for us is its density and its verticality. It has many layers. The Batcycle is the long-distance mode of transport. I’m particularly interested in the mention of verticality, as it suggests that players will be able to scale tall buildings, similar to superhero games such as Marvel’s Spider-Man.
Having a big map to explore with friends as superheroes on Gotham Knights is certainly promising, although hopefully like the Assassin’s Creed games – apologies for the repeated dunks, but you know what I mean – Gotham City’s huge map isn’t filled with boring or meaningless side quests. Nobody wants icons for icons. While Ellenor isn’t drawn to Gotham Knights missions and side quest structure at the moment, he said so.
“Without revealing anything that we want to talk about in future communications, the city has a lot of different things you can do,” Ellenor said. “You can find some by moving around. We have an AR vision that we showed off in a gameplay trailer which is a great way to find things to do. As for the mission structure, if you’re an action-adventure fan, you know it. We have an ongoing case regarding the mystery you are investigating. If you play through the story, you unlock new chapters in the folder that tell you where to go.
In the new interview, the Gotham Knights devs also touched on how co-op works and whether you can have the same character as your co-op partner. Fleur noted that “we leave that up to the players. We know that some people will want to have different characters, but others won’t care. I don’t want to spoil anything, but there is a fun moment in the game if you play two of the same character. We give you total freedom.
“You can invite friends into your game and control your matchmaking settings to determine if you’ll be surprised by people who show up. You can also play alone,” Ellenor added. highlighting the physicality of the characters working together. There really is a lot of synergy in how one hero’s ability influences the fight against another. Nightwing is the best indicator of that. A lot of his abilities consist of having buffs for his friends and to protect others.
Gotham Knights is set to release on October 25 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X. This has nothing to do with the Gotham Knights live-action TV series which is in the works.
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