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A job listing for the Warner Bros Games Montreal studio reveals the team is working on two AAA projects based on DC superheroes "expanding on the DC Comics universe in the interactive space", hinting they may both inhabit the same world as the existing Batman Arkham games.

WB Montreal developed Arkham Origins, the spin-off between the second and third games by Rocksteady Studios – the latter of which was released earlier in 2015. With Rocksteady stepping away from that franchise, Montreal is roundly believed to be the favourite to take over the mantle.

A pop-up on the studio website's homepage reveals the two projects, while its jobs listings page reveals the search for a senior animator, artists, programmers and developers.

It comes as no surprise that Warner Bros is seeking to make more DC superhero games after the success of the Arkham series. What is surprising is how four of those games have been and gone without solid information regarding another.

Rocksteady may be working on another entry in the canon it has established, one far removed from Batman – possibly starring DC poster boy Superman – but multiple studios are likely to be involved. In 2013, Warner Bros registered 14 domains hinting at an Arkham Universe, or Arkhamverse, pointing toward a cohesive universe featuring multiple games and heroes.

The most famous example of such a universe comes from Hollywood and Marvel Studios's hugely successful Marvel Cinematic Universe, which tells the stories of individual heroes before bringing them all together for an epic blow-out.

The film branch of Warner Bros has a similar DC universe in the works, which started with Man Of Steel and continues in 2016 with Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad. Warner Bros also has a separate TV universe featuring Green Arrow, The Flash and now Supergirl. This exists separately from the film universe, so perhaps Warner Bros is looking to have a connected universe for each medium.

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