Rocksteady Studios

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Rocksteady Studiosu
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
Owner Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Number of employees
~160 as of 2015[1]

Rocksteady Studios is a British video game developer based in Kentish Town, London. They have developed four games. They 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 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, 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]

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


  1. ^ "Rocksteady Studios About". Rocksteady Studios. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  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. 
  4. ^ "Spike TV Announces 2009 Video Game Awards Winners". PR Newswire. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 

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