Despite many attempts to fix the broken mess of a game that is Batman: Arkham Knight on PC, the game is still broken and now Warner Bros. is offering full refunds to all of those who bought it.
The game originally launched in June of this year and though the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions worked perfectly, the PC version was… well… a complete disaster! Warner Bros. even pulled it off of store shelves while fixes for the game were being developed, but it has since been put back on store shelves and the fixes have done very little to remedy anything at all.
Here’s what they had to say regarding the state of the game:
“We are very sorry that many of our customers continue to be unhappy with the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight. We worked hard to get the game to live up to the standard you deserve but understand that many of you are still experiencing issues. Until the end of 2015, we will be offering a full refund on Batman: Arkham Knight PC, regardless of how long you have played the product. You can also return the Season Pass along with the main game (but not separately). For those of you that hold onto the game, we are going to continue to address the issues that we can fix and talk to you about the issues that we cannot fix.”
I had a hell of a time playing Arkham Knight on my PS4 and it remains one of my favorite games of the year, so it really bums me out that my PC buddies have had to go through such a negative experience with the game. Hopefully it will be fixed… eventually?
The PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight had been removed from store shelves due to the fact that the game was a buggy disaster, though it looks like there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel.
Warner Bros. has gone on record saying that the game may end up going back on sale by the end of the month:
“The teams are continuing to work on additional updates. We expect these updates to be ready at the end of October, at which time the PC version will be made available for purchase.”
Batman: Akrham Knight originally released back in June, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game being much better than the ill-fated PC one.
If you’ve been keeping up with the Batman: Arkham Knight DLC then you’ll want to know that the next one is out now, called Crime Fighter Challenge Pack #1. What this pack offers is 6 AR missions that feature Robin, Catwoman, Nightwing and Batman.
This content is part of the Season Pass, so if you bought the Season Pass then this will be available for you to download right now. Otherwise, the pack is $1.99 all on its own.
I’d be wary for those who have been on the fence about the game’s DLC (and DLC, in general), as these guys have been charging a lot of money for content that has been deemed completely disposable. If you’re a hardcore fan and you just gotta have a go then take a shot, but otherwise I’d think twice. The Season Pass is $40, which is completely ridiculous, especially when the base game is already $60.
Rocksteady Studios’ PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight launched in such a terrible state that it was pulled from store shelves, with the company focusing all of its efforts to work up a patch to fix it. An interim patch was promised to be released before the major patch that would fix everything launched in a few months, though news had been quiet on that front.
Now, a spokesperson from the company posted the following on the Warner Bros. forums:
“We are happy to confirm that we are now putting the first interim patch into testing. If all goes well, we expect to issue the patch in the next few weeks. We’ll be sure to report back in the next two weeks on how the testing is coming along.”
As for what this particular patch will fix, things like improved frame rate, performance, FPS, texture resolution and much more is expected to be included. Hopefully it will be enough to at least allow owners of the game to play it, as who knows when the big patch will be ready to download.
Batman: Arkham Knight stands tall as one of my favorite games of the year, delivering a gaming experience that is on a level that few game’s have the budget (or ambition) to match. While some have bemoaned the Batmobile gameplay, I personally loved it and felt that it spiced up the gameplay after Arkham Origins stagnated a bit. Couple that with the best story I’ve witnessed in a video game so far this year, and Arkham Knight is a serious game of the year contender.
Even though the game is incredible on its own merits, the devs have been keeping busy by pumping out DLC regularly. While the reception of this DLC has been pretty mixed, this next one is sure to put a big smile on everyone’s faces. In the latest Arkham Insider episode the 1989 batmobile and Batman skin are shown off, bringing the game back to the Tim Burton era of Batman. Check out the video directly below.
As you can see, this version of the batmobile is much sleeker compared to the standard version, which is much more comparable to the one seen in Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies. It’s also great to hear that the changes won’t be completely aesthetic, as the handling of the vehicle has been tweaked to match its smaller frame. It looks really sweet and is a nice change of pace for those looking for a new experience while speeding down the streets of Gotham.
Beyond the new batmobile we also get a look at the new VR challenge in the DLC, which features Robin. In the challenge Robin is taking on hoards of armed baddies much like he did in the main game, complete with his unique moves and weapons. It doesn’t look like anything too special, to be honest, though hardcore fans will be sure to eat it up.
Batman: Arkham Knight is available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, thought the PC version has been removed from store shelves due to its countless bugs and glitches. While a big patch is expected to launch later this month to get the game functional again, a complete fix is not expected to be released until sometime next month.
Batman: Arkham Knight will definitely be having a spot on my best games of 2015 list when the time comes, as it just might be my favorite Arkham game period. Now, the game is receiving its first DLC post-launch that focuses on Batgirl in events that take place before Arkham Asylum.
In this DLC Batgirl is trying to save her father, Commissioner Gordon, who has been kidnapped by The Joker. Joker says that he’ll kill Gordon if Batman even shows up, which leaves Batgirl and Robin to step up to lay down the smack. Check out the trailer for the Batgirl DLC directly below.
New information has been revealed for the DLC starring Batgirl in Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Knight, which will sell for $6.99 on its own and will also be a part of the Season Pass. The DLC will take place in the Seagate Amusement Park and will involve Gordon being kidnapped by The Joker. This story will be set prior to the main game and even before the events of the first game in the series, Arkham Aslum.
As for what different this will be bringing to the table, apparently Batgirl’s hacking skills will be changing up the gameplay a bit. Batgirl doesn’t have the brawn of Batman, but she is able to hack into things to make up for that and turn the tide in her favor. There will also be plenty of collectibles and sidequests to take part in, ensuring that this won’t be a brief experience.
If this DLC is anything like the main game then I am all for it, as I’m getting close to 100% completion and have been loving every second of it. I also like that this will go into more of the story of Barbara Gordon, as she plays a huge part in the core game of Arkham Knight.