“Batman: Arkham Knight” may have received mostly praise from PS4 and Xbox One players, but the same cannot be said for those who are playing the game on a PC.
The Steam page of “Batman: Arkham Knight” reflects a 31 percent rating for the game, far below how Metacritic rated the title. Polygon said the biggest issues reported by players are poor performance and locked frame rate.
The frame rate is reportedly locked at 30 FPS. Only those with more advanced technical skills and are willing to change the files can adjust this. Game crashes reportedly are very common, with stuttering and performance at an all-time low regardless of the system used.
The developer, Rocksteady Studios, even changed the minimum specs for the PC version of “Batman: Arkham Knight.” The change appears to be minor, but could affect a player depending on the kind of graphics card used.
According to VG 24/7, the game will have performance issues for those using an AMD graphics card. Rocksteady is aware of the problems and is coordinating with AMD on fixing them. For now, those with AMD GPUs need a Radeon HD 7950 or higher and at least 3GB of memory to play the game.
Rocksteady responded to users' complaints.
“We’re aware that some users are reporting performance issues with the PC version of ‘Batman: Arkham Knight.’ We are working closely with our external PC development partner to make sure these issues get resolved as quickly as possible,” said Rocksteady in an official forum at the WB Games website.
With the confirmation from Rocksteady, there is speculation about which developer partner was responsible for the PC version of “Batman: Arkham Knight.” Videogamer reports Iron Galaxy, the studio responsible for the PC version of “Batman: Arkham Origins,” may have been the partner for this game.
The report is based on a sighting via one of the studio’s employees, a QA tester’s profile on LinkedIn, which stated that the studio was involved in the project. The actual game credits Iron Galaxy for providing engineering and PC support.