Batman Fans ? You don’t wanna read this. Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, in a statement made on the official Warner Bros. Games community forums, announced that sales of the Windows PC version of Batman: Arkham Night have been suspended due to widespread outrage regarding the port’s quality affecting performance.
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.
a Warner Bros. representative wrote on the forums.
Subsequently, the game has been pulled off from Steam following the post, and disgruntled users can avail a refund of the product price either through retail store or via Steam itself.
Warner Bros. said it is closely monitoring feedback for use in its work to scale up the quality of the PC port. Interestingly, the game has been hugely acclaimed across the console platform, but has simply failed to make a mark on PC.
Users reported errors including frame rates that crash into the single digits, and memory leaks causing the game to eat up as much as 12GB of memory. Individual system power doesn’t seem to be a factor, as players with both AMD and Nvidia based systems are affected, including those with dedicated high-end gaming PC builds, which is simply laughable as per modern gaming standards.
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,
the publisher said.
The PC version of the game has been developed by High Voltage Software, who are also the ones responsible for the debacle of the PC version of Mortal Kombat X. The release date for the Linux, Mac and SteamOS versions are still listed as “fall 2015.”
The performance bugs are not the only issues that put off users, so I hope graphical improvements, adding in missing high quality textures and missing effects comprise of stuff that the developers are working on. Such major issues could easily have been avoided had there had been a platform for Q&A, but it’s good to know that Warner Bros is taking it seriously.
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