Rocksteady have given WB Montreal their blessing for 'Arkham Origins'

Batman: Arkham Origins was announced yesterday, but Rocksteady Studios is not handling dev duties this go around, but they've given their blessing.

Warner Bros. Montreal will be handling the developing duties and that's OK with former Arkham series director of Rocksteady, Sefton Hill, speaking with CVG;
“Rocksteady is excited to see WB Games Montreal developing the prequel to the Batman Arkham franchise,” he said.

“We are confident this talented team will craft a fantastic experience, bringing the origins of the Arkhamverse to life.”
WB Montreal creative director Eric Holmes, speaking with Game Informer, gave the reason to make a prequel Batman title, rather than another sequel.
“It gives us the opportunity to refresh things a bit. Refresh characters, refresh ideas, refresh the dynamic between Batman and other characters, and refresh the world, too,” Eric Holmes said.

“Batman hasn’t become the character that we know and are very familiar with.”
Batman: Arkham Origins is out on October 25.