As a console player, I’ve had the luxury of fully experiencing Batman: Arkham Knight. The PC Master Race, however, has not had the opportunity. Everybody by now should be fully aware of the disastrous release of Arkham Knight on PC. With the many, many delays in this game’s history, it’s extremely disappointing that WB could let something like this happen.
Well, the bad news hasn’t stopped. In WB Games’ forum, they made an announcement in a post that the first DLC for Arkham Knight, Batgirl: A Matter of Family, which was to be released on July 14, will be delayed indefinitely on PC as they continue to fix the issues. The DLC will be released on schedule on PS4 and Xbox One. They also gave a brief update on the matter, continuously apologizing as they did.
“[W]e would like to apologize to you, the fans, and let you know that we are taking full responsibility for releasing a product that did not meet our quality standards, which is why we suspended sales of the game as soon as we understood the issues. The Batman: Arkham Knight fans are extremely important to us and our highest priority is ensuring PC users get the full, high quality experience of Batman: Arkham Knight they deserve. Rocksteady Studios has created an amazing game with Batman: Arkham Knight and they are now working closely with us and our partners to ensure that we offer the same experience on PC. Once the PC version is fully updated, Rocksteady and all parties will agree that it meets a superior quality bar and we will then make the game available for sale.
Addressing the PC performance issues is still our top priority and at this time, we believe we have identified a number of fixes for the larger issues that were affecting PC players at launch. These fixes are currently being implemented into the game and once we have been able to do some initial testing, we’ll have a better idea on the status of our progress. We’ll provide an update on how things are developing next week. “
So yeah, they are reassuring the PC gamers that they are still working on the issue, but offered nothing solid. At the very least, it’s good to hear that Rocksteady is working with them to fix it. And hopefully, some good news will come out next week. Steam, however, is a little more optimistic in having at least a ballpark figure for release. Steam lists the game for Fall 2015.
Also, they also made sure to mention that this terrible launch has forced them to re-evaluate themselves to prevent launches like this from here on out. It’s just absurd that it happened to begin with.
Good luck with that, PC gamers.