Warner Bros. was rumoured to have plans to reveal Batman and Harry Potter games at E3

By Heidi Nicholas,
Since E3's cancellation, several companies and studios have announced their intentions to hold a virtual event instead. Microsoft will have a digital Xbox event, with Ubisoft likely to do the same. Several other notable game companies were to have attended E3, and it's still uncertain what they'll do instead; although digital events like Microsoft plans to do for Xbox seems likely. Warner Bros. Games was one of the companies planning for an E3 presence, and this year would in fact have marked its first E3 appearance. Recent reports suggest that the publisher actually had plans to talk about several titles at the event: a new Batman game, and a Harry Potter project believed to be the same RPG leaked a few years ago.

New Batman game

This isn't the first time Warner Bros. Games has been associated with a new Batman game. Just this year, WB Games Montreal teased a new Batman title with fragmented images, which combined to make the emblem shown above. The images were posted with a caption reading "Cape sur la nuit / Capture the Knight." This was the first activity from the WB Games Montreal Twitter account in about four years.

A Harry Potter RPG, meanwhile, has been rumoured for a long time. Shaky footage back in 2018 claimed to show character creation, backing up the idea that this Harry Potter title would let you make your own Hogwarts student and have your own adventure within the castle, separate to that of the books. Fans hoped to see a game which would let you move up through the school and experience what it would really be like to be a student at Hogwarts. However, there's never been any official details on a Harry Potter RPG; not even cryptic tweets like WB Games Montreal put out for the possible new Batman game.

The reports of Warner Bros. Games' plans are provided by Kotaku, who also say that Warner Bros. Games would have discussed the next game from Rocksteady Studios. There's been no word from Warner Bros. Games themselves about what they'd planned to show, and we're yet to hear what they plan to do instead in the wake of E3's cancellation. We'll let you know if we hear anything more.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!