Batman: Arkham Knight PC Version Removed From Retailers and Steam
Warner Bros. Interactive has decided to pull Batman: Arkham Knight from store shelves, according to Ars Technica. Steam has also stopped selling the digital version of the game as well. Since the game's launch on June 23, PC users have been reporting all kinds of issues with the game, including crashes and extremely unstable frame rates, even when the PC game has a cap of 30fps.
Rocksteady studio head Sefton Hill confirmed what we had all suspected: the PC version of Arkham Knight was actually ported from the console version. The port was done by Iron Galaxy Studios, known for Killer Instinct on Xbox One and the PS3 port of Destiny. Based on its history, Iron Galaxy has much more experience with console games than it does working with PC titles. The last PC game Iron Galaxy studios worked on was the port of Batman: Arkham Origins, and we all remember how many issues that game had.
Don't forget, Warner Bros. Interactive publicly stated last year that they wouldn't be solving Batman: Arkham Origins' game-breaking issues so that the studio could focus on working on paid/premium DLC.
Here's Warner Bros. Interactive's public statement on the matter:
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. We greatly value our customers and know that while there are a significant amount of players who are enjoying the game on PC, we want to do whatever we can to make the experience better for PC players overall.
Thank you to those players who have already given valuable feedback. We are continuously monitoring all threads posted in the Official Batman: Arkham Knight Community and Steam forums, as well as any issues logged with our Customer Support (support.wbgames.com). If you purchased your copy of the game and are not satisfied with your experience, then we ask for your patience while these issues are resolved. If desired, you can request a refund at help.steampowered.com (Steam refund policies can be found here: http://store.steampowered.com/steam_refunds) or the retail location where you purchased the game.
The 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.
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