Batman Is Back As Arkham Knight Is For Sale On PC Again Later This Month

Written by Shaheryar Ehsan-i-Haque on Fri, Oct 2, 2015 5:30 PM
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Its Back! Batman: Arkham Knight PC version will be available for purchase again by the end of this month, as Warner Bros development teams are readying up the last set of updates to iron out all the bugs.

Batman: Arkham Knight was initially released in June, but sales of the PC version were suspended due to high levels of bugs, limited graphical option features and terrible optimization of the game. Furthermore WB admitted that the game didn't meet publisher standards at the time of release.

The Official Announcement on WB Forums reads:

"As many of you know, we released a major patch for Batman: Arkham Knight PC a few weeks ago. While there were significant performance improvements made to the game, the teams are continuing to work on the additional updates that were outlined in our previous post. We expect these updates to be ready at the end of October, at which time the PC version will be made available for purchase. In addition, support for all DLC that has been released for the console versions will be in place."

Felix: Its a really good game. It could look and play wonderfully on PC. Someone somewhere thought that pushing it through for release on PC could happen without a respectful level of shine applied to the final PC port. I find this to be a really interesting point. So for those interested I am going to run through how it happened.

There was an absolutely massive amount of Batman Arkham Knight advertising across the world, ready for launch day and for a week or so after launch. They must have spent millions. Its WB. They make films right? They advertised the game like a film. Thats cool. Thats how the games market should be dealing with the big releases. The game's industry is bigger than Hollywood after all. Gamers spend more time and money in our huge market.

But, with all this advertising some suit would have been told, "Batman on the PC platform is not ready". Heck I am sure the company porting it would have pointed out the issues to that Suit person who makes the final call. The Suit would have looked at numbers and said, we are spending millions now to tell the world about the game being released NOW. We cant do that again for a PC market. Get the game wrapped up so it is passable on PC for the scheduled launch day and we will patch stuff over the coming months. Thats how games do it now, right? Patch out bugs after release?

Heck I probably would have made the same decision in that Suit's position, at that time. But, with all the advertising and the way the game looked and played on consoles, it reached the PC market, who were expecting an equivalent top end release, broken.

Ironic, dont you think? Their advertising and promotion had us believe we were going to get an incredible experience. One we watched our console brothers enjoying, so we knew it was possible. And yet it performed terribly on PC. And surprise surprise, the one audience who really is going to give a damn about this stuff was miss judged. We are pedantic and we are a loud consumer. We are always online and tech savvy. The PC audience is one of the last ones you should piss off. Its why EA keep getting in to the charts for being one of the worst companies. Because we will out shout everyone else online, because we are always here, on our PCs. I really am not sure why the big publishers keep forgetting this, but hey, it gives us something to talk about, doesnt it?

The quote above mentions a PC patch that helped address some optimisation issues. Well when that patch came out I ran a comparison of before and after. Want to take a look to see what the patch did for the GTX 950?

What are your thoughts regarding this? Are you ready to give the Caped Crusader a second chance?

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15:40 Oct-03-2015

I've played the other 3 Batman games and I really liked them so I hope I'll be able to play this one as well!

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12:47 Oct-03-2015

Despite what seemed to be poor performance I have had with this game, I might go back to it and give it another chance. I loved the previous two games and I am sure that I am going to enjoy this one.

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10:18 Oct-03-2015

sorry WB,you are too late

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09:02 Oct-03-2015

Now when the game is going to rerelease I just want to know what came into their mind and they released it

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08:55 Oct-03-2015

I will give it a try one more time. They are trying there best to make this game well optimized. On the other hand you can see Assassin's creed Unity a complete disaster and they never try to make the game WELL OPTIMIZED. WB has given us so many awesome games like Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor,Mad Max,Batman Trilogy. I am supporting them.

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07:09 Oct-03-2015

Wow, maybe I can play it on low without lag? Cool.

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08:53 Oct-03-2015

It's actually not that bad now, if they get sli working with the next patch i'll be happy.

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00:00 Oct-03-2015

Well the game runs wayyyyyy better at 1440p maxed out than it did before. Really smooth now. Who knew it was actually a good game?

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22:30 Oct-02-2015

So should I buy this game or wait?

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22:36 Oct-02-2015

Personally, I loved it. I honestly got bored with it after the main story and most wanted. There is absolutely nothing to do. i wish they would have let you freeroam as the other characters. or at least add the riddle fighting challenges...

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22:37 Oct-02-2015

... where you could be robin batman nightwing or catwoman and just fight an endless amount of dudes, Like in arkham city.

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22:39 Oct-02-2015

Personally, I'd wait.

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22:01 Oct-02-2015

can i be able to play it now ?

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20:52 Oct-02-2015

I want to know if the requirements of the game will change or not after the optimizations to the game from Warner Bros and it will support DirectX 12 or not ?

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09:47 Oct-03-2015

Can anyone answer me please ?

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12:03 Oct-03-2015

Nobody knows since the game hasn't re-released yet, they were only supposed to fix it not add features that are so big such as DX12. I'm guessing no it won't support it. The requirements might change to lower.

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22:25 Oct-04-2015

Thanks.

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20:27 Oct-02-2015

Are the system req still the same?

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20:30 Oct-02-2015

You mean a 5GHz core i9 and GTX 1080ti quad sli?
No, I think it should be playable now. (read: your GPU can handle it, not sure about your CPU though...)

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18:44 Oct-02-2015

It's too bad this game got pushed out broken, because it's a really fun game with a decent story.

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20:18 Oct-02-2015

I agree. Story was beautiful with a great ending (in my opinion). Love the Batmobile but it overstayed its welcome. Love the new antagonist.

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18:24 Oct-02-2015

Finished this game a week or two ago and although it was a decent end story wise, it was a sad end optimisation wise, and now the trust that Rocksteady had earned is gone. Batman Arkham knight is gathering metaphorical dust In my steam library, probably never to be touched again.

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17:57 Oct-02-2015

Thanks Warner Bros, but that game is ruined for me.
I'd give you a silver star for effort though.

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17:32 Oct-02-2015

This is still a thing ?

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01:40 Oct-03-2015

I know, right? I played it, beat it, and moved on long ago..

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