Gotham Knights Playtest Briefly Listed on Steam, Could Release This Month

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A playtest for the upcoming Gotham Knights game briefly appeared on Steam. It was removed, but not before one lucky person was able to play it. Reddit user SuspiciousTension19 spotted it and said the base install size was 82.41 GB. It is not known who had tried playing the beta.

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Although the main Steam listing is gone, the playtest is still listed in SteamDB. Sadly, the install button only takes you to the game’s main page on Steam, so that listing in the database is merely a reference page now. Steam also put a disclaimer on the page about the app being hidden from the public.

“This app is hidden to the public. SteamDB has seen data for this app before, so for historic purposes, it has been kept visible on this page, and may be out of date.”

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It is likely the playtest was never intended to be a public offering, and someone was merely configuring it for internal testing.

Possible Release Announcement Coming Soon

There’s been no official word on an actual release date for the game, but between this and the story trailer, plus regular updates on the Steam app, it could be very soon. Developer WB Games Montreal did announce, last year, that Gotham Knights had been pushed back to 2022, but it has since not said anything further about it. However, someone recently shared a picture on social media of a placeholder box at an overseas game store. It shows the game will be released on March 24. Although that date isn’t impossible to believe, it would be odd, since preorders are not up yet and that date is only a few weeks away.

Factor in that The Batman has just been released in theaters and has received favorable reviews, it’s possible that the developers are hoping to get the game out soon in order to maximize sales.

Source: PCGamesN

Peter Brosdahl
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