The launch of “Batman: Arkham Knight” had been marred with complaints and criticisms for its unreliable PC version. In response to this, developer Rocksteady has released a patch for the PC version.
Over at the official WB Games forums, the developer has detailed the fixes that will be coming with the patch. Some of the fixes are aimed at fixing a crash for exiting the game, a bug that tampers with rain effects and ambient occlusion, and an issue that re-downloads the game on Steam during verification.
Other issues that are fixed in the first patch include the bug that crashes the game when turning off the Motion Blur. According to Rocksteady, this will be further addressed in another patch. The developer is taking it a step further by keeping fans informed of the future fixes that the developer will be focusing on.
Fans will be happy to know that the fixes lined up deal with some of the main issues that the game is experiencing. Overall performance and frame-rate hitches will be improved, as well as the low resolution texture bug, the support for over 30FPS, bug fixes involving the NVIDA SLI and improvements for the system memory and usage of VRAM. There will be more options added to the graphics settings menu and fixes to address the full screen rendering bug.
The good thing about the release of the patch is that it does show Rocksteady’s commitment to ensuring that fans will not have to put up with the buggy version of “Batman: Arkham Knight.” There are users that criticize the developer for releasing the title when it is still in an unpolished state.
In fact, the different retailers of the PC version of “Batman: Arkham Knight” have already pulled the edition from stores. GameSpot reports that Steam has already pulled out the product from its page. Green Man Gaming pledged to offer refunds if the first recently released patch did not fix the dominant issues of the game. Even Warner Bros. has halted sales via Steam in the U.S. and U.K. until the bugs have been dealt with.
Gamepur even reports the possibility of Warner Bros. giving compensatory items to those who bought the “Batman: Arkham Knight” PC edition. According to the report, those who don’t want a refund of the game may opt to get a Season Pass or a free WBIE game instead. Warner Bros. has yet to confirm this rumor.