Despite being a great game on consoles, it would be fair to say that the PC release of Batman: Arkham Knight was an utter failure. Upon its release, many PC gamers found the game to be utterly unplayable. The game was so poor that it was actually pulled from Steam, and still hasn’t been put back after several months.
A patch has just been released on Steam for the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight and hopefully this will do something to make the game playable for those who already purchased it before it was pulled. Although this is a step towards making things right, the comments on Steam show that many gamers are still angry over being sold such a terrible game and some are calling for Warner Bros to make the Season Pass free for PC gamers, like Ubisoft did after the terrible launch of Assassin’s Creed: Unity.
The patch notes are as follows:
“Good news – testing for the interim patch has been completed and it is now available for those who already have Batman: Arkham Knight for PC. As a reminder, below are some of the major fixes and improvements that will be addressed with this patch:
Reduced frame rate hitches
Optimizations for system memory and VRAM usage
Improved performance on all GPUs (requires the latest drivers)
More Comprehensive In-Game Settings
Fixed low resolution texture bugs
Fixed hitches when running on mechanical hard drives (HDD)
In addition to the above, we’re continuing to work on the following for future updates:
Adding support for SLI and Crossfire
Adding support for the latest DLC & Season Pass content
Adding support for additional updates such as Photo Mode
Continued improvements and bug fixing for a Windows 7 specific memory issue that occurs on configurations with 8GB of system RAM and some NVIDIA GPUs during extended game play
Continued improvements for Windows 10 specific issues on systems with some AMD GPUs
As always, we will monitor for any additional issues that come up and will provide further optimizations and bug fixes along the way.
We would like to thank everyone for their patience and invaluable feedback. We’ll provide ongoing updates here as they are made available. In the meantime, please enjoy the game with the latest patch.
– Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment”