Perhaps this will be the franchise’s big return on Windows, and Batman: Arkham Knight should be better on PC now that a new patch has been subtly added to the game. It was announced to be a 626 MB worth of fixes and updates that might turn the tides for the Arkham Knight.
While it has seen excellent performance, results and sales on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the release for third installment of the Arkham series has been called a downright embarrassment when optimized for the PC. It was buggy, glitchy, and suffering from all other kinds of malfunctioning features that made it a mess.
Gamers have instantly started complaining, and it was put to question why Rocksteady even released the game in such a disheveled state. In fact, complaints have gone so far that it prompted the developer to pull it off shelves in stores, and the online shelves of Steam in June of this year.
The developer has repeatedly claimed that they were working on a patch, but there have been worries for those who hadn’t participated in the beta or took advantage of the small window of opportunity to purchase the game, that it will be discontinued on PC altogether. Well, those fears are not completely irrational as of yet.
However, a new patch has been released for users who have already purchased the game that allegedly fixes all its problems. It’s now the buttery update that smoothes out the previously bumpy gameplay of Batman: Arkham Knight.
The frame rate has recovered, the game runs smoothly and most of the low resolution texture problems have been remedied. It has been reported that it also offers more in-depth customization in the settings, though according to a few gamers, they’re not yet completed. Some have called it ‘the way it should have been released’, while others have been harsher critics and deemed it ‘playable’.
However, the patch does not seem to have rebuilt Rocksteady’s confidence completely in their PC version of the game, as the developer has yet to return it to the shelves. For players curious on how the update has affected gameplay, tough luck. It’s still not available for purchase in either stores or the Steam Market.
Perhaps Rocksteady is waiting for feedback on the new patch or are planning a few more fixes before the officially re-release the third installment of the Arkham saga. If everything is repaired though, there might not be a reason for them to continually keep the game between only themselves and a few choice gamers.
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