Pulled off the market due to a severe amount of bugs, Batman: Arkham Knight is presumably coming back to PC sometime this October.
The ambitious final chapter of the Rocksteady and WB Games Montreal Arkham saga, Batman: Arkham Knight released earlier this year for the next-gen consoles and PC. While the PS4 and Xbox One versions had their own minor share of problems, the PC release was riddled with game-breaking glitches and bugs. Developed under Iron Galaxy, several user reports showed that the title was horribly optimized, failing to run on some of the most powerful GPU’s on the market. The NVidia GameWorks trailer shows the title running at 60fps, however gamers quickly discovered that the PC version was locked at 30fps, and could only be unlocked by altering the game’s files; activating the GameWorks options would also cause the game to crash for some users.
After a massive update last month, Batman: Arkham Knight is now expected to re-release later this month. A concrete date has not been revealed, however a representative from WB Games took to Steam to announce the current state of the PC version and DLC items:
“As many of you know, we released a major patch for Batman: Arkham Knight PC a few weeks ago. While there were significant performance improvements made to the game, the teams are continuing to work on the additional updates that were outlined in our previous post. We expect these updates to be ready at the end of October, at which time the PC version will be made available for purchase. In addition, support for all DLC that has been released for the console versions will be in place.
Thanks again for your continued patience and support. We’ll be sure to update everyone as soon as the update is live.”
Several DLC expansions are currently available for the console versions, including brief gameplay chapters for Nightwing, Batgirl and Catwoman. Those who pre-ordered the PC version have access to the Harley Quinn and Red Hood DLC missions, however no other expansions have been released.