World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Rocksteady Studios

Article Id: WHEBN0018541847
Reproduction Date:

Title: Rocksteady Studios  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of Games for Windows titles, Warner Bros. Games Montréal, List of Unreal Engine games, List of Xbox 360 games with 3D support, List of Nvidia 3D Vision Ready games
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Rocksteady Studios

Rocksteady Studios
Type Subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Industry Interactive entertainment
Computer and video games
Founded 2004
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people Sefton Hill, Jamie Walker, Nathan Burlow
Products Urban Chaos: Riot Response
Batman: Arkham series (except Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate)
Owners Time Warner
Employees ~149 (2014)[1]
Parent Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Rocksteady Studios is a British video game developer based in Highgate, London. The studio's titles are Urban Chaos: Riot Response, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight.


Rocksteady Studios was founded in 2004 by Sefton Hill and Jamie Walker.[2] The studio was acquired by Time Warner in February 2010.[3]

At the 2009 Spike Video Game Awards, Rocksteady Studios was named Studio of the Year.[4]

Rocksteady Studios became renowned for its critically acclaimed Batman games Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Although a third Arkham game was developed, Rocksteady did not act as developer for the third game Batman: Arkham Origins; instead, development was handled by Warner Bros. Games Montréal. This is because they were working on an unannounced Arkham game.

On March 4, 2014, Rocksteady and Warner Bros. announced the next and final Arkham game titled Batman: Arkham Knight to be released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows.

Games developed

Year Title Platform(s)
Mac PS2 PS3 PS4 PC Wii U Xbox X360 XBO
2006 Urban Chaos: Riot Response No Yes No No No No Yes No No
2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes No
2011 Batman: Arkham City Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No
2015 Batman: Arkham Knight No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes

Review scores

Rocksteady Studios
Game title Year released Platforms GameRankings Metacritic Publisher
Urban Chaos: Riot Response 2006 PS2, Xbox 75%[5] 73[6] Eidos Interactive
Batman: Arkham Asylum 2009 Windows, Mac, PS3, Xbox 360 92.34%[7] 91[8] Eidos Interactive, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Batman: Arkham City 2011 Windows, Mac, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U 96.70%[9] 97[10] Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Batman: Arkham Knight 2015 Windows, PS4, Xbox One - - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment


  1. ^ "Rocksteady Studios About". Rocksteady Studios. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  2. ^ Fahey, Rob (2005-01-17). "SCi funds new development studio".  
  3. ^ Plunkett, Luke (2010-02-23). "Warner Buys Batman: Arkham Asylum Devs".  
  4. ^ "Spike TV Announces 2009 Video Game Awards Winners".  
  5. ^ Reviews"Urban Chaos: Riot Response". Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ Reviews"Urban Chaos: Riot Response". Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ Reviews"Batman: Arkham Asylum".  
  8. ^ Reviews"Barman: Arkham Asylum". Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ Reviews"Batman: Arkham City".  
  10. ^ Reviews"Batman: Arkham City". Retrieved March 9, 2013. 

External links

  • Rocksteady Studios
  • Rocksteady Studios entry at MobyGames
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.