At this point, it goes without saying that the gaming community is “miffed” over the whole Batman: Arkham Knight being shoddy on PC thing. To say that it was shameful for all involved — which actually didn’t include developer Rocksteady, apparently — would be an understatement.
Considering the fact that the previous two games ran relatively well on the platform, and even emulated physics at a level unmatched on consoles. This time, it was pretty much the exact opposite of that — and Warner Bros. Interactive, the publisher of Batman: Arkham Knight, is offering an official apology for the “finished” product, as far as PC goes.
“Addressing the PC performance issues is still our top priority and at this time, we believe we have identified a number of fixes for the larger issues that were affecting PC players at launch,” a Warner Bros. Interactive representative recently wrote.
“These fixes are currently being implemented into the game and once we have been able to do some initial testing, we’ll have a better idea on the status of our progress. We’ll provide an update on how things are developing next week.”
Hopefully next week will also bring news of when Batman: Arkham Knight will go back on sale. But seeing as there are a significant number of PC gamers who already have the game, broken as it may be, Warner Bros. also decided to delay the release of the Batgirl DLC, dubbed “Matter of Family,” on the PC.
“Our continued focus on getting the right PC fixes in place for the main game has had an impact on the development of all DLC content for the PC version of the game. We apologize for the delay and only want to make sure that any content that we offer is up to the standards that PC players expect.
“We can also assure you that because of this latest launch, we are modifying the internal review process for all of our games.”
Hopefully for fans, all of this will be ironed out soon. Batman: Arkham Knight received very positive reviews from critics, and it’s a shame that PC gamers will have to play it — or how it was meant to be played.
What do you think, reader? Are you willing to give Warner Bros. another shot and download the game once its kinks have been worked out?
[Image via Warner Bros. / Rocksteady]