When Batman: Arkham Knight was announced a few weeks ago, we learned that it would be a next-gen exclusive. However, many wondered if there was a chance for downgraded version on Wii U, but that is definitely not happening according to Rocksteady Studios’ Dax Ginn, who explained in an interview with NowGamer why there was no way this game could be possible on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Wii U due to not being able to meet gameplay objectives.
It was the one thing we hadn’t done. Once we decided we were going to commit to the Batmobile, all these other technical decisions were made for us.
We knew that we had to do it right – the imagination of the experience of driving the Batmobile that people have is that it’s fast, that it’s destructive, it’s kind of a tank in Gotham City, but it’s also highly technical – all of those things can only be done on next-gen.
We have to make our technology choices specifically with reference to the gameplay objectives that we want, so we choose the platforms that are going to give us that.
In fact, Ginn went further to say that it would have been useless to add a Batmobile that only could go 25 mph with the features they wanted. As a result, it just made since to make the game next-gen only.