When fans discover “game breaking” or “progression” bugs and glitches, they often voice their concerns online (though not always through the best methods), which usually ends up with developers releasing patches and updates to address said problems….It doesn’t look like this will be the case for Batman: Arkham Origins, as WB Games Montreal will be focusing solely on DLC, and not fixes for those crucial bugs.
No one enjoys playing though a video game, only to find that he or she can no longer progress, due to a glitch that basically brings the experience to a screeching halt; the most recent, obvious examples being Battlefield 4 and Batman: Arkham Origins. While most of BF4‘s glitches and bugs related to multiplayer issues, apart from the self-deleting save-file issue, Arkham Origins had a few errors that made the Single Player campaign impossible to complete:
Past incidents have included the inability to access the Burnley Tower ventilation tunnel, “Continue” not showing up on the Main Menu, infinitely falling through Gotham City, story-driven events not triggering due to some enemies lacking the option to “interrogate”, and story-based enemies becoming inaccessible by clipping into the environment.
While DICE may be putting all DLC on hold until Battlefield 4 is up-to-standards, Origins developer WB Games Montreal seems to be doing a complete reversal; according to a post within the official Arkham Origins forum, any patches or updates that may address current “game breaking” bugs have been postponed in order to focus on the upcoming DLC story-addition. While it is possible to complete Arkham Origins without encountering any progression-halting problems, this comes as a…..”disappointment” to many gamers, who have already voiced their very passionate opinions on the matter on the forums. According to WB Games Montreal, “if” a new patch is released, it will only apply to severe problems within the game:
“The team is currently working hard on the upcoming story DLC and there currently are no plans for releasing another patch to address the issues that have been reported on the forums.
If we do move forward with creating a new patch, it will try to address the progression blocking bugs for players, not the minor glitches that do not prevent one from continuing to play. The issues that are not progression blockers will unfortunately no longer be addressed.
We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused for some of you, and want to thank you for having been patient.”
Batman: Arkham Origins is a prequel to Rocksteady’s Arkham Asylum, and is available for 360, PS3, Wii U and PC.
Sources: Polygon, Batman: Arkham Origins Forum
Image courtesy of WB Games Montreal