Warner Bros. allegedly knew about Arkham Knight issues on PC months before launch

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Having issues playing the newest Batman: Arkham Knight on PC? Right here is a few salt to rub on that wound. Seems writer Warner Bros. knew about the horrible state of the PC version of the sport for months before launch and determined to launch it anyway.

In accordance with a report by Kotaku, who talked to individuals who have been high quality assurance testers for the sport and selected to stay nameless, says that WB was properly conscious of the sport’s state however determined to push it out anyway. This was much less resulting from some malicious purpose however extra as a result of it thought the sport was ok for launch.

Based on sources, the issues within the recreation have been the identical since virtually a yr and it hardly modified since then. WB additionally prevented testing the sport on a number of hardware configurations at PC testing companies to keep away from plot factors of the story being leaked, which resulted in additional issues.

The sport’s essential developer is Rocksteady Studios, as with Arkham Asylum and Arkham Metropolis. Nevertheless, in case of Arkham Knight, Rocksteady solely labored on the console variations of the sport and the PC port was outsourced to Iron Galaxy, that additionally labored on the Arkham Origin port (that had issues as properly). The Iron Galaxy workforce for the port comprised of simply 12 individuals, in contrast to the 100-odd member workforce of the console version.

The console version additionally had issues because the builders discovered it more durable than they thought it was to code for the new consoles. The builders needed to wrestle between patching bugs and truly ending the sport. Resulting from this the sport was pushed again a number of occasions. Thankfully for console players, the sport was delivered in fairly good state, however the PC port, with a small variety of builders with a not so notably nice fame working on it, undoubtedly suffered.

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Because the recreation was pulled by WB from all over the place, Rocksteady appears to have personally taken over the duty of fixing the PC version. Hopefully when it hits the cabinets once more, every time it does, it’s in a superb state.

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