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Warner’s changing its “internal review process” following Arkham Knight’s PC port

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Warner’s handling of the PC port of Rocksteady’s otherwise incredible Arkham Knight has dampened the excitement around the game, turning would-be praise in to protest. Warner would like you to know that it’s still very hard at work getting the PC version up to scratch, and that the whole issue has forced them to change the way they deal with ports internally.

“Addressing the PC performance issues is still our top priority and at this time, we believe we have identified a number of fixes for the larger issues that were affecting PC players at launch,” says community admin Yorick on the game’s official forums.  These fixes are currently being implemented into the game and once we have been able to do some initial testing, we’ll have a better idea on the status of our progress.  We’ll provide an update on how things are developing next week. “

The whole brouhaha (or the resultant Steam refund backlash) has forced Warner to change its internal review policies for ports, which means we shouldn’t be getting sub-standard ports from Warner in the future. Shouldn’t.

“We can also assure you that because of this latest launch, we are modifying the internal review process for all of our games. For those who are waiting for the updated version of the game on PC, please know that we are working on this every day.  For the players who are continuing to play Batman: Arkham Knight on PC, fixes are continually being made to the game as we await the final updated version. “

Warner has also confirmed that Arkham Knight’s DLC will be delayed on the PC – and won’t be out until the game itself is ready for re-release.

“Our continued focus on getting the right PC fixes in place for the main game has had an impact on the development of all DLC content for the PC version of the game.  This means that the Batman: Arkham Knight – Batgirl: A Matter of Family DLC will not be available on July 14th for those who are currently playing the PC version of the game.  We apologize for the delay and only want to make sure that any content that we offer is up to the standards that PC players expect.”

Hopefully, the backlash – and the recently implemented Steam refunds – has taught developers that PC gamers won’t stand for shoddy ports of console games anymore – and honestly, they shouldn’t have to.

Last Updated: July 13, 2015


  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 13, 2015 at 09:08

    The fact it’s taking this long just tells you how fucked up it is on PC. Thank god for refunds.


    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      July 13, 2015 at 09:30

      Exactly! I’m sure they could’ve saved themselves a lot of trouble by just developing the game completely for all platforms, instead of doing DLC before starting with the actual game….


  2. Umar

    July 13, 2015 at 09:09

    Aww man. Y U gotta use Please Understand here lol


  3. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    July 13, 2015 at 09:28

    Ok wait….So they’re delaying post release DLC because they are focussing on the port of the game? Wow, Geniuses!! Begs the question, had they actually dedicated the resources from the start….you know? I’m happy that this happened, maybe the next title will be worth picking up, at a discount….


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 13, 2015 at 09:47

      They’re making a point of mentioning it because last time, with Arkham Oranges, they delayed patching the game to release DLC.


      • Zander Boshoff

        July 13, 2015 at 10:00

        Which i think only happened now because of the steam refunds


      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        July 13, 2015 at 10:03

        That’s exactly it though… I didn’t like arkham oranges that much anyway… Was quite underwhelming…


  4. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    July 13, 2015 at 09:44

    Those tags though…”Please Understand” Geoff, you are,simply put, a genius!


  5. WitWolfy

    July 13, 2015 at 09:59

    Here is a better idea WB.. Make the DLC free for PC players. It worked for UBI when they screwed up, it will work for you!


  6. Lardus-Resident Perve

    July 13, 2015 at 10:32

    About darn time.


  7. Ranting Raptor

    July 13, 2015 at 11:03

    Those DLC’s should be free to PC players who still own the game. Just what I believe is the right thing to do here. WB stuffed up and they stuffed up bad.


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