Rocksteady making progress on Arkham Knight’s poor port

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Batman: Arkham Knight is an incredible game that looks and performs a wee bit worse than it rightly should on PC. Though the game’s been removed from sale for now, that doesn’t mean Rocksteady has abandoned the PC version until it’s on shelves again. They’re furiously busy trying to fix things, detailing a list of things they’re trying to better.

“Rocksteady is leading our team of developers and partners as we work on the PC performance issues that players have been encountering.  The work is significant and while we are making good progress on improving performance, it will take some time to ensure that we get the right fixes in place. Below is the list of the key areas where we are dedicating our resources to improve the experience for our loyal fans,” they said on the game’s support pages.

  • 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
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They’ve already released a patch that updates the Pc version to graphically match the console ones where transparency effects – like rain – and ambient occlusion are concerned. The 67Mb patch (which is tiny as far as patches are concerned) is available right now. Here’s what else the patch fixes:

  • Fixed a crash that was happening for some users when exiting the game
  • 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

Arkham Knight is the latest game from publisher Warner Bros Interactive that’s had a shoddy, outsourced PC port. Where Arkham Knight was farmed out to Iron Galaxy, Mortal Kombat X’s beleaguered PC version was developed by High Voltage. Neither gives Pc games the game they, or their hard-earned money deserve.

“We would like to thank our fans for their patience and invaluable feedback. We will continue to monitor and listen for any additional issues,” support concludes.

Last Updated: June 29, 2015

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