One of the biggest headlines from the past weeks has been the fact that Batman: Arkham Knight is completely and utterly broken on PC. The game’s framerate is so poor that even high-end gaming rigs can’t handle things as small as turning the camera around.
After everyone (rightfully) got on Warner Bros. Interactive case about it, the publisher pulled the game from sale on PC and offered refunds to anyone unfortunate enough to have played it. They also promised that a fix would be on the way, with the game’s console developer Rocksteady Studios taking the lead. But after having released a small patch that fixed some problems, a leaked email suggests that a full fix for Batman: Arkham Knight PC won’t be available until September.
Batman: Arkham Knight PC – Broken Until September?
That suggestion comes from Kotaku Australia, with the publication having obtained an email that games retailer EB Games sent out to its employees. The email can be read below:
“As previously advised, we have stopped sales of Batman: Arkham Knight PC while Warner and Rocksteady work on addressing performance issues with the game. 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.”
“Spring” in this email means spring in Australia which begins in September and ends in November, so a proper fix for Batman: Arkham Knight PC could be as much as five months away. Understandably, many players are angry about this as it has also been suggested that Warner Bros. knew that the game was broken but decided to release it anyway.
If that is correct and the problems are as significant as this delay suggests, then no wonder players are up in arms about it; with better PC testing this delay wouldn’t have been necessary. And furthermore, although Batman: Arkham Knight had already been delayed twice, if Warner Bros. had set the PC release date as September/November in the first place, at least people wouldn’t feel so duped.
Will you buy Batman: Arkham Knight PC once it’s fixed? Have you played the broken version of the game? – Leave a comment and let us know.