Warner Knowingly Launched Batman: Arkham Knight with Major Issues on PC

By Sparfire · Jul 2, 2015 · Updated Jul 6, 2015
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    The PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight was removed from both digital and physical stores last week due to critical performance issues. Shortly after, disgruntled customers were directed towards Steam's refund page to read the following apology from publisher Warner Bros.:

    "We want to apologize to those of you who are experiencing performance issues with Batman: Arkham Knight on PC. We take these issues very seriously and have therefore decided to suspend future game sales of the PC version while we work to address these issues to satisfy our quality standards. We greatly value our customers and know that while there are a significant amount of players who are enjoying the game on PC, we want to do whatever we can to make the experience better for PC players overall."

    According to anonymous sources interviewed by Kotaku, this should not have been much of a surprise to Warner Bros., as they allegedly have been aware of these issues for a long time. The sources, anonymous in order to keep their jobs, spent years working as quality assurance testers for the PC version of the game,so they should know what they are talking about:

    “I will say that it’s pretty rich for WB to act like they had no idea the game was in such a horrible state, it’s been like this for months and all the problems we see now were the exact same, unchanged, almost a year ago.”

    They also state that the publisher chose to ship the game regardless of its many flaws, simply because they believed it was good enough. At the moment, patches are being worked on, refunds are issued and Warner Bros. have a lot of work to do. What do you think of the mess they made? Will you wait for the game to be fixed and forgive them? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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  1. Arxhive
    Welcome to the new era of gaming. The sad part is people will still (and do) fork over money for half-assed broken **** that developers barf up.
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  3. Kayla Fox
    I hate when game companies do this. What makes me even angry is that Arkham Origins is still buggy to all hell and they never patched it out...
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  4. 3xTiNcT
    This kind of sounds like what 343 did with Halo The Master Chief Collection...
  5. Zombie Survivor
    Another company treating people like idiots! at least they took it off steam and gave refunds out
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  7. denz
    If I was a dank publisher, I would hire a guy to patrol the interwebs for things that gather the angry gamer's pitchfork and ensure we don't do the same thing.
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  8. God
    This is why you wait for games to be released before buying them. When will people learn? Wait for reviews! Not that hard to do.
  9. Skype
    I will have to wait until this is fixed. Been hearing a lot of problems on pc, so until they are fixed Im not going to buy.
  10. Monopolyman
    What also irks me is that NVIDIA showed off features of the game before it came out. Upon release, those features were either missing or broken... I'm really glad Steam refunds was in place though. I imagine that is why they pulled sales and I think it set a good precedent.
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