Batman: Arkham Knight was released last Tuesday to generally positive praise, but in the days following its release, one version of the Dark Knight’s latest adventure was found to be suffering from major issues. And in light of the PC version’s continued problems, some of of which can make playing the game a nightmare, Rocksteady Studios has promised to do all it can to fix what’s broken.
Rocksteady released the first of what is likely several intermittent patches before it can release a major update to the PC version of the game, while announcing that it is taking the lead on these fixes to the game.
“Rocksteady is leading our team of developers and partners as we work on the PC performance issues that players have been encountering,” a representative for the studio wrote. “The work is significant and while we are making good progress on improving performance, it will take some time to ensure that we get the right fixes in place.”
The first patch, which has been released, fixes certain bugs that caused the game to crash or to be missing some effects that appear in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game.
The team promises to continue releasing interim patches as they assess a number of key issues with the PC version, the list of which is available in the post announcing these plans.
In the days following release, as word spread of the issues, WB Games and Rocksteady announced that sales of the PC version would be temporarily suspended, and even pointed players who purchased copies of the game to the proper places to request refunds.