Warner Bros. has angered the PC gaming community to no end with the terrible, frankly inexcusable, state of Batman: Arkham Knight for PC.
And in spite of promising patches, updates, sticky tape, fixes and whatever else it took to get the game working, it’s practically in the same state as it was when it launched.
So far, a single patch has been released, having addressed very little, and one meagre patch does not a fixed Batman: Arkham Knight make.
This is all that has been addressed thus far:
- Fixed a crash that was happening for some users when exiting the game.
- Fixed a bug which disabled rain effects and ambient occlusion. We are actively looking into fixing other bugs to improve this further.
- Corrected an issue that was causing Steam to re-download the game when verifying the integrity of the game cache through the Steam client.
- Fixed a bug that caused the game to crash when turning off Motion Blur in BmSystemSettings.ini. A future patch will enable this in the graphics settings menu.
It’s far from impressive.
And now, thanks to Kotaku Australia and a leaked internal email, we know that Batman: Arkham knight won’t likely be fixed until Spring.
The good news for you folks out there is that they’re referring to Spring on this side of the world, the Southern Hemisphere, which is around 2 months away.
“As previously advised,” reads the email, “we have stopped sales of Batman: Arkham Knight PC while Warner and Rocksteady work on addressing performance issues with the game.” That’s great news, indeed.
The next part, however, is a little concerning: “The latest information from Warner is that the updates won’t be available until Spring. Due to this we have made the difficult decision to recall all PC stock from stores to return to the vendor until an acceptable solution is released.”
Why should it take so long? Why are they delaying the first patch?
For the moment, we’ll give Rocksteady and Warner Bros. the benefit of the doubt. We’ll assume they want to make sure the fixes are done right.
Should we find out that they’re taking their sweet time to fix the game because they’re working on DLC, then all hell should break loose.