When Batman: Arkham Knight was released on PC back in June, it quickly became quite clear that the game was broken. Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive yanked the game from sale but reports suggested that not only was the PC version of the game outsourced to a team of just 10 PC people, but that WB knew that Arkham Knight PC was broken, too.
The game has received a small patch, but this didn’t solve all of the problems, and on Friday, an email leak suggested that it wouldn’t be completely fixed until September. So here’s some slightly better news: Batman: Arkham Knight PC will be getting an ‘interim’ patch in August which will further help to get the game in working order.
Batman: Arkham Knight PC Patch
In an announcement on the Batman: Arkham Knight Steam page, Warner Bros. said the following:
As an update, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Rocksteady and our partners are targeting an interim patch update for existing players to be released in August. This update will address many of the issues we listed in our June 27 update. We will provide additional details as we finalize that interim patch over the coming weeks.
We would like to thank you for your continued patience and invaluable feedback. We are continuing to monitor and listen for any additional issues and are driving towards a full update for everyone as quickly as we possibly can.
The issues it refers to are: a bug that disables rain effects, a bug that crashes the game when you try to quit, a bug that makes Steam redownload the game, and a bug that crashes the game when you try to turn off Motion Blur.
A patch that fixes these things does sound highly valuable but by the time it’s out, Arkham Knight PC players will have been waiting three months for this relief. Relief that doesn’t fix all of the game’s problems, either.
We’ll have more for you on this ‘interim’ patch as soon as possible.