Report: Batman: Arkham Knight On PC Months From Being Fixed

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Remember how just days after Batman: Arkham Knight was released that Warner Bros. pulled it from Steam and store shelves in order to get it fixed? The prevailing thought is that it would take roughly a month to get it working functionally and back available for retail sale. According to internal emails obtained by Kotaku Australia, however, it seems the issues plaguing the platform’s re-release will take longer than that to correct.

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Sent to those within EB Games in the country, it details a bothersome release window to those who don’t currently own Batman: Arkham Knight on PC. “As previously advised,” the email reads, “we have stopped sales of Batman: Arkham Knight PC while Warner and Rocksteady work on addressing performance issues with the game. The latest information from Warner is that the updates won’t be available until Spring. Due to this we have made the difficult decision to recall all PC stock from stores to return to the vendor until an acceptable solution is released.” Spring, in Australia, starts on September 1st.

This means that the earliest projected time for Batman: Arkham Knight to stop being a technological mess would come more than two months after its release, and well into the title’s post-game ongoing DLC cycle (which is already being delayed on PC). It also suggests that when Warner Bros. says getting a properly functioning version “will take some time,” it truly will take a great deal of time! Again, it just suggests the power of Steam Refunds, effectively enacting change from how an AAA games publisher handles broken PC versions of their games in an almost instant; all because of the consumer acting with their dollar.


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