Rocksteady Studios

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Rocksteady Studios
Subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Industry Computer and video games
Founded 2004
Founder Sefton Hill
Jamie Walker
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people
Sefton Hill, Jamie Walker
Products Arkham Knight
Arkham City
Arkham Asylum
Urban Chaos: Riot Response
Owner Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Number of employees
120 (January 2016) [1]

Rocksteady Studios is a British video game developer based in Kentish Town, London. They have developed four games and are best known for their work in the Batman: Arkham series.


Rocksteady was founded in 2004 by Sefton Hill and Jamie Walker.[2] The studio released Urban Chaos in 2006 then thanks to the huge success of Arkham Asylum in 2009, the studio was acquired by Time Warner in February 2010.[3]

Rocksteady Studios has since became renowned for its critically acclaimed Batman games Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, and Batman: Arkham Knight. Although a prequel Arkham game was developed (Batman: Arkham Origins), Rocksteady did not act as developer for the game; instead, development was handled by Warner Bros. Games Montréal.

Games developed[edit]

Title Release date Platform(s) Average Metacritic[Note 1]
Arkham Knight 23 June 2015 Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC* 86%
Arkham City 18 October 2011 Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC*, Macintosh**, WiiU* 94%
Arkham Asylum 25 August 2009 Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC*, Macintosh* 91%
Urban Chaos: Riot Response 13 June 2006 Playstation 2, Xbox 73%
  1. ^ *Scores are the average of the Metacritic score for SKUs developed by Rocksteady Studios.

* SKU not developed by Rocksteady


  1. ^ | Rocksteady Website
  2. ^ Fahey, Rob (2005-01-17). "SCi funds new development studio". Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  3. ^ Plunkett, Luke (2010-02-23). "Warner Buys Batman: Arkham Asylum Devs". Kotaku. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 

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