Over the weekend Warner Brothers released an announcement about their plans to battle performance issues that PC gamers are experiencing with Batman: Arkham Knight. This news was released after Warner Brothers cancelled sales of Arkham Knight for PC. Warner Brothers stated that “Rocksteady is leading our team of developers and partners as we work on the PC performance issues that players have been encountering, it will take some time to ensure that we get the right fixes in place”. Warner Brothers expressed that they are dedicated to focusing on these key areas:
– Support for frame rates above 30FPS in the graphics settings menu
– Fix for low resolution texture bug
– Improve overall performance and framerate hitches
– Add more options to the graphics settings menu
– Improvements to hard drive streaming and hitches
– Address full screen rendering bug on gaming laptop
– Improvements to system memory and VRAM usage
– NVIDIA SLI bug fixes
– Enabling AMD Crossfire
– NVIDIA and AMD updated drivers
For PC gamers that were able download the game before it was cancelled, there will be interim patches available to address those issues. The first patch was released and includes the following updates: fixed a crash that players experienced when exiting the game, fixed a bug that disabled rain effects and ambient occlusion (which still needs improvement), correct an issue that caused Steam to re-download the game when verifying the integrity of the game cache and fixed a bug that caused the game to crash when turning off motion blur.
Warner Brothers thanked their fans for their ongoing support however it seems that some fans are losing their patience; especially since it seems that fans may have to wait until the end of the year to play the game on PC, if not already downloaded. Now in the Steam store Batman: Arkham Knight is advertised to release in Fall 2015. In the mean time if PC gamers can’t wait they can’ check out our twitch channel where RICGOD2068 is streaming the game this week!