Rocksteady co-founders are leaving the studio

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League delayed

Sefton Hill and Jamie Walker are moving on to a new adventure

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Rocksteady co-founders Sefton Hill and Jamie Walker are leaving the company. The pair announced they will depart Rocksteady at the end of 2022.

In a letter detailing the shift, Rocksteady confirms that founding member and longtime director of production Nathan Burlow will take over as studio director. Darius Sadeghian will take over the role of Studio Product Director.

“With Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League nearly finished, they have both decided to leave Rocksteady at the end of 2022 and will begin a new adventure in gaming,” reads today’s statement. “We have the utmost respect and gratitude for Jamie and Sefton and wish them all the best in their new endeavor, and like many fans, we look forward to what they do next.”

No word yet on what the duo will go on to do. Today’s letter says the two will be moving on to a “new adventure” in gaming. Hill and Walker wished Burlow and Sadeghian the best in taking the reins of Rocksteady.

“Now with Suicide Squad in safe hands, and the team here stronger than ever, it’s time to hand over the reins, and for us to start a new adventure together in games,” wrote Hill and Walker.

Keep steady

The duo of Walker and Hill has been behind Rocksteady since it was formed in 2004. The two had previously worked together at Argonaut Games.

The team would go on to kickstart the Batman: Arkham series of games. The Arkham series grew, expanding out to other studios, and has become pretty pivotal for the modern superhero genre.

Rocksteady is currently working on Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, which was pushed out of this year and into spring 2023.

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