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.