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Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:58pm 02/11/15 | 11 Comments
Well, after being back on sale for less than a week, Warner Bros. Interactive are now offering refunds to Batman: Arkham Knight PC players who are still experiencing issues with the game. Of which, there are still quite a few. Originally released months ago, the saga of bringing the PC version of Arkham Knight to players has now reached the point where it has become one of the most troubled launches in gaming history.

In a fairly damning report on Eurogamer's Digital Foundry column it seems that last week's release did little to improve the game since the first interim patch in September. In actuality it seems that the most recent patch simply addressed DLC and Season Pass content to bring the PC release in line with the console versions.

In a post on the Steam community forum, Warner Bros. states,

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.


It's the last bit that's worth taking note of, as it looks like Arkham Knight for PC may be in a state that's simply beyond repair.



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deadlyf
Posted 03:13pm 02/11/15
This is the George Clooney version of the game franchise, I can't see it coming back from this.

Then again they are still making Assassin Creed titles and people are still buying them so who knows, perhaps when he said the "standard you deserve" he meant a buggy pile of s*** because that seems to be what we are happy to settle for too often these days.
trog
Posted 04:03pm 02/11/15
The worst part is it's bad for PC gaming as a whole. There's already a struggle to get PC considered for some titles; this just reinforces the fact that making games for the moving target that is PC is harder; along with the fact that the audience is smaller it might make things even worse.

That said it's clearly not impossible to make decent PC games. The previous Batman games are - aside from the GTA series - the only single player games I've played on PC for many many years. I thoroughly enjoyed them and they ran perfectly on my PC at the time (which was not by any means a top-of-the-line machine).

Hopefully this is just a rare lapse by WB and the developers. I feel like at this point they probably should just write it off as a bad experience but it sure would be nice to see them bring in some PC developer experts to help polish it off and ship a nice working product. I was looking forward to playing it myself.
ravn0s
Posted 05:02pm 02/11/15
wish i could get a refund for how disappointing the game is. it's definitely the worst in the series.
Meddek
Posted 05:02pm 02/11/15
Damn shame, I played it on PS4 and it was flawless in terms of issues, As a game it definitely wasn't as good as Arkham City.

Trog brings a really good point, and it'll be interesting to see how Fallout 4 is on release day for PC gamers.
Enska
Posted 08:20pm 02/11/15
It's just a f*****g broken game that plain and simply didn't work on pc and they shipped it anyway.
all these patches are just an attempt to polish their turd.
Mad Max was published by WB, and that game runs f*****g real good. like, best optimized port (is it?) I've seen in a long time.

Trog brings a really good point, and it'll be interesting to see how Fallout 4 is on release day for PC gamers.


haha, I imagine buggy as f*** but awesome nonetheless much like the previous ;D
FSCB
Posted 08:18pm 02/11/15
Is anyone surprised. The game was ported by Iron Galaxies. Developers of Arkham Origins which itself was noted for many bugs.
...and Kinect Adventures...
Lynx
Posted 08:19pm 02/11/15
I feel like buying it and then getting a refund just to prove a point.
carson
Posted 09:32pm 02/11/15
Avalanche is good at making engines though. Just Cause 3 will probably look amazing and run on anything really well. JC2 was like that. It was such a well optimized game.
Whoop
Posted 03:43am 03/11/15
The worst part is it's bad for PC gaming as a whole. There's already a struggle to get PC considered for some titles; this just reinforces the fact that making games for the moving target that is PC is harder; along with the fact that the audience is smaller it might make things even worse.

I've considered moving to console gaming for the casual stuffs. I'll still be an FPS on PC kind of wookie but for stuff like AC and those other 3rd persony shootery puzzly things I've been enjoying them on PS4.
Viper119
Posted 05:31am 03/11/15
Sounds like it's all really Iron Galaxies fault tbh.

I'm happy to play non-aiming intensive games on the consoles, I can't aim for s*** without a mouse! It is nice having the couch/tv action too.
ravn0s
Posted 12:56pm 03/11/15
GMG are offering refunds too.
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