Warner Bros set their sights to correcting Arkham Knight

Warner Bros. set their sights to correcting Batman Arkham Knight
Game not over yet for PC fans

Publisher Shares Gameplan with PC Users

Oops, they did it again – after Mortal Kombat X earlier this year, Batman: Arkham Knight has also pulled a hamstring on the PC platform. This time, instead of releasing 15 GB patches, Warner Bros. opted to pull out the game from Steam altogether, suspending sales for the near future.

Although there was no official explanation as to exactly why the PC version was riddled with bugs, the publisher has recently published a list of glitches and issues they are currently working on the PC version of Arkham Knight:

  • Support for frame rates above 30FPS in the graphics settings menu
  • Fix for low resolution texture bug
  • Improve overall performance and framerate hitches
  • Add more options to the graphics settings menu
  • Improvements to hard drive streaming and hitches
  • Address full screen rendering bug on gaming laptops
  • Improvements to system memory and VRAM usage
  • NVIDIA SLI bug fixes
  • Enabling AMD Crossfire
  • NVIDIA and AMD updated drivers

There has also been word from them concerning interim patches to keep the game playable until all issues are ironed out:

While we work on improving performance, we will also continue to make interim patches available to address issues for those still playing the game on PC. The first patch is being released now and the updates include:

  • Fixed a crash that was happening for some users when exiting the game
  • Fixed a bug which disabled rain effects and ambient occlusion. We are actively looking into fixing other bugs to improve this further
  • Corrected an issue that was causing Steam to re-download the game when verifying the integrity of the game cache through the Steam client
  • Fixed a bug that caused the game to crash when turning off Motion Blur in BmSystemSettings.ini. A future patch will enable this in the graphics settings menu

Digital Foundry tested Arkham Knight on PC to see how bad its PC performance really is on the following machine:

  • Updated Nvidia drivers
  • Core i7 3770K
  • GTX 780 Ti
  • 16GB of RAM

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