Unsurprisingly, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is one of those games that require an always-online internet connection, even if you’re playing it solo without your fellow amigos. This disheartening announcement comes from an official FAQ page that unequivocally states, “Yes, an internet connection is required to play Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League solo or via online co-op.” It’s quite a letdown, particularly for those who had their hopes up of experiencing Suicide Squad as a solitary venture with AI bots filling in the roles of squadmates.
Alas, Suicide Squad isn’t the only upcoming game that’s decided to go down this road of requiring an always-online internet connection for both single-player and co-op modes. The highly anticipated Redfall has followed suit, as have many games before it, such as Red Dead Redemption 2 and IO Interactive’s recent Hitman trilogy. It’s a pity that Suicide Squad provides the option of AI bots filling in for your villainous team members, much like Left 4 Dead 2 did when playing offline.
Back 4 Blood, too, was an always-online game upon its release, but the developers at Turtle Rock listened to player feedback and implemented an offline mode later on. Will Rocksteady follow suit? We’ll just have to wait and see how things play out.
In case you happened to miss it, Suicide Squad received a lengthy 15-minute showcase during yesterday’s State of Play stream from PlayStation, revealing it as yet another co-op looter shooter with ballooning Destiny-style stats and cosmetic battle passes. If it weren’t for all the loot and gear, I’d be considerably more excited for Suicide Squad. The gameplay reminded me of other over-the-top shooters, in a good way. The characters’ floaty, unrealistically high jumps were evocative of Crackdown, something that could mesh well with the Suicide Squad’s personality.
We’ll get to see which direction the game leans when Suicide Squad releases on May 26th for PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.