The saga surrounding Batman: Arkham Knight’s poor state on PC rumbles on: publisher Warner Bros. Interactive has said that it will release an “interim” patch for the game next month, according to a message posted by the publisher on the Arkham Knight Steam message board last night.
“As an update, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Rocksteady and our partners are targeting an interim patch update for existing players to be released in August,” the post reads. “This update will address many of the issues we listed in our June 27 update. We will provide additional details as we finalize that interim patch over the coming weeks.”
Batman: Arkham Knight’s PC port was withdrawn from sale shortly after launch last month after widespread criticism regarding the game’s poor technical performance, lack of options, and missing graphics features. Despite being locked to 30 frames per second, many players reported near-frequent dips in performance to single-digits. Others found themselves unable to run the game at all, after Warner Bros. quietly revised the required minimum technical specs on the evening prior to launch day.
Warner Bros. later apologized to gamers and promised to fix the game, which was ported to PC by Killer Instinct Season 2 developer Iron Galaxy. Rocksteady is hard at work on getting the game up to scratch, with assistance from graphics card manufacturer Nvidia.
Despite this, it’s been claimed that Warner Bros. was well aware of Arkham Knight‘s issues on PC months before launch. 2 members of the game’s Quality Assurance team recently alleged that Warner Bros. knew that the game had serious issues, but published it anyway.
With a little luck, Rocksteady manages to get the game working to a decent standard. Arkham Knight is a wonderful game, and earned a score of 9/10 when I reviewed it last month. “It’s not the best game in the series – that honor is still held by Asylum – but Batman: Arkham Knight is a game you want to savor, a game that you’ll want to take your time with simply because you don’t want it to end,” I wrote in my Batman: Arkham Knight review.