My my my have the tables turned and I love it! For those unaware, the PC version of the recently released Batman Arkham Knight is complete crap. It suffers from stuttering issues, poor textures (PS4 version looks better) and the devs locked the game at 30FPS. That’s false advertisement because all the trailers were in 60FPS.
So why is all of this happening? News broke that the PC port wasn’t even handled by Rocksteady, but instead Iron Galaxy. An unproven studio! They also were given 8 weeks to port the game. That’s not enough time for a true triple A title.
So where am I going with this? WB games has pulled the PC version of Arkham Knight from all stores until further notice. As of right now that game sits at 6.8% on metacritic because it’s so bad. That can seriously hurt their sales. Here’s the official letter posted on Arkham Knight forums from the community manager.
Dear Batman: Arkham Knight PC owners,
We want to apologize to those of you who are experiencing performance issues with Batman: Arkham Knight on PC. We take these issues very seriously and have therefore decided to suspend future game sales of the PC version while we work to address these issues to satisfy our quality standards. We greatly value our customers and know that while there are a significant amount of players who are enjoying the game on PC, we want to do whatever we can to make the experience better for PC players overall.
Thank you to those players who have already given valuable feedback. We are continuously monitoring all threads posted in the Official Batman: Arkham Knight Community and Steam forums, as well as any issues logged with our Customer Support (support.wbgames.com). If you purchased your copy of the game and are not satisfied with your experience, then we ask for your patience while these issues are resolved. If desired, you can request a refund at help.steampowered.com (Steam refund policies can be found here: http://store.steampowered.com/steam_refunds) or the retail location where you purchased the game.
The Batman: Arkham fans have continually supported the franchise to its current height of success, and we want to thank you for your patience as we work to deliver an updated version of Batman: Arkham Knight on PC so you can all enjoy the final chapter of the Batman: Arkham series as it was meant to be played.
I’m proud of the PC community right now. We have a voice! We got WB Games the hell up out of here. And they better give all DLC to the people who already purchased the game. That is the ones who didn’t return it yet because don’t forget, Steam has refunds now!