Batman: Arkham City will not have a multiplayer or co-op mode, Rocksteady studio director Sefton Hill has confirmed.
The developer said that the entirety of the team's focus has gone on the sequel's single-player, which is set to benefit because of it.
"There have been a number of rumours circulating about a multiplayer mode in Batman: Arkham City so let me start by saying, once and for all, that Batman: Arkham City is a 'single-player only' experience," he told IGN.
"Our thought process behind this was fairly simple: when we investigated adding multiplayer we asked, 'If we use all of the energy that is required to create multiplayer and instead focus this on the single player, would that deliver a better overall game?'
"With the game now coming to the final stages, I can honestly say it would not have been possible to deliver Arkham City the way we wanted to if we'd have added multiplayer.
"So it might not be the fashionable choice, it might not get us an extra tick on the box, but we are convinced, and we hope that gamers will agree when they get to play the finished game, that we have made the right decision."
If you're not hyped for Rocksteady's second Batman game, watch the latest Batman: Arkham City trailer to change all that.