A close up shows Captain Boomerang making a very confused face.

Screenshot: WB Video games / DC / Kotaku

As we speak, throughout Sony’s first State of Play broadcast of 2023, we obtained an enormous ol’ take a look at the upcoming on-line third-person DC Comics shooter Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. It appeared…advantageous. However a newly posted FAQ on the official sport’s web site has confirmed that you just’ll must be on-line always to play the sport, even when enjoying solo. However hey, at the very least there’s crossplay, too.

Within the upcoming Suicide Squad sport, evil DC villain Brainiac has taken over the world and Amanda Waller has recruited the Suicide Squad—Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark, and Captain Boomerang—to assist her save the world from corrupted superheroes earlier than it’s too late. If you wish to study extra about how the sport performs and the way large it will likely be, you may try the new gameplay trailer and behind-the-scenes video. However not included in these flashy movies is the truth that, even if you happen to play solo, you’ll must have an always-online web connection to play Suicide Squad

A screenshot shows a question and answer from the FAQ.

Screenshot: WB Video games / Kotaku

Buried deep inside a FAQ on the sport’s website is that this query and reply:

Is an web connection required to play Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League?

Sure, an web connection is required to play Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League solo or through on-line co-op.

That is, in fact, fairly shitty! It’s one factor to require an internet connection to play on-line, and I don’t suppose anyone has an issue with that. Likewise, I don’t thoughts if video games hook up with the web to get updates or add new occasions, and many others. Nonetheless, fully locking the sport behind the requirement of an always-online connection is unhealthy. Not solely does this imply some individuals with awful web suppliers or no web in any respect gained’t be capable to play it, but in addition that it’s very possible that if (or, let’s be actual right here, when) WB Video games and Rocksteady resolve to maneuver on or shut it down, the whole sport will go bye-bye. That is horrible for sport preservation and likewise sucks if you happen to spent cash on it and it turns into unplayable. (Additionally, this isn’t the primary time WB Video games has included an “All the time On-line” requirement…)

Kotaku has reached out to WB Video games in regards to the “all the time on-line” requirement.

From right now’s trailers and movies, it turned clear that—with its battle go, gear rating, loot, and heavy on-line focus—Suicide Squad isn’t the sport many Rocksteady or Batman followers needed. As a substitute, it seems that WB Video games is attempting to make one other Future-like expertise that may preserve gamers enjoying for years and years.

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And that FAQ additionally confirms that whereas Suicide Squad gained’t have loot packing containers, it is going to have “beauty gadgets obtainable for non-obligatory in-game buy.” So whereas individuals play this sport without end, they’ll spend a ton of cash on it, too.

It’s not all unhealthy information. The FAQ additionally confirms the sport will assist crossplay and can goal 60fps on console and PC. It’s going to additionally launch on Steam and the Epic Retailer. That’s all good. However it sucks to know that if my web goes down, I’ll be unable to play Suicide Squad at any framerate on any platform.