Well, have you ever heard of a post-launch delay? You will have now, as the disaster watch around the horrible port of Arkham Knight on PC continues. Yesterday Warner Bros. did the only thing they could – pulled the game from digital distributor Steam and clamped down on retailers to stop the sale of physical copies. Even local retailers have begun taking it off shelves, and it’s going to be a while until they back on there. .
The Steam Store page for Arkham Knight was updated overnight, now reading that the Caped Crusaders penultimate title will only re-launch on most PC platforms later this year. A vague window of “Fall 2015” now accompanies the page online, which means the game won’t be fixed for a good few months. The Windows version of the games is suspiciously omitted from the listing, however – although it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume it will join the rest.
Coming to SteamOS, Linux & Mac Batman: Arkham Knight will be available on SteamOS, Linux and Mac in Fall 2015. ABOUT THIS GAME: Batman™: Arkham Knight brings the award-winning Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios to its epic conclusion.
That’s not at all surprising, given the sheer amount of work Rocksteady is going to need to put in to fix this outsourced mess of a port. If you aren’t keeping score, Arkham Knight launched on PC with a ridiculous 30 FPS cap – with top of the line GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia not even able to sustain it. On top of that, some key visual features were absent from the port – such as rain and depth of field effects – despite being present on the rock solid PS4 version.
It’s clear that this isn’t a simple, week-long patch job, and all we can do is hope that the extra time (that was most certainly needed from the start) will produce a port worthy of the monstrous rigs people have built specifically for this game. It just really stings if you took the plunge early and now have to wait even longer for a fully functioning game.
Don’t pre-order games, folks – though Steam’s refunds make doing that just a little bit easier.
Last Updated: June 26, 2015