Items tagged with Batman: Arkham Knight

Say what you will about the Epic Games Store—it is a divisive topic in the gaming community, for sure—one thing we can't complain about is the quality of some of the free games. The latest offering drives this point home. In celebration of 80 years of Batman's first appearance 80 years ago (in Detective Comics issue 27), Epic Games is giving away six games featuring the caped crusader. The caveat is that you have to register with Epic Games and grab the six titles through the Epic Games Store. Some gamers are upset over the exclusivity agreements Epic Games has been able to hammer out with developers and publishers, but for those who are indifferent (or are big fans of the storefront),... Read more...
After taking a mulligan on the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight, which was pulled from store shelves just days after its release and re-launched a month ago, developer Rocksteady Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (just WB from here on out) have released yet another patch to fix a litany of issues. This newest update introduces over a dozen fixes and improvements for various issues. They run the gamut from fixing a hitch during some game saves and squashing a bug that causes full screen movies to play at half the monitor's refresh rate on some systems, to addressing missing rain effects on several Batman skins and getting certain types of lights and shadows to render... Read more...
The developers at Rocksteady Studios have given up on fixing multi-GPU support in Batman: Arkham Knight. Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (just WB from here on out) confirmed that was the case when addressing a gamer's question on Steam's community forums. At this point in game's development -- post release for a second time -- cleaning up the code to improve the experience for gamers running SLI and Crossfire configurations is proving too much work for too little payoff. Continuing to develop for mulit-GPU setups could also introduce more problems for all players, and that's not something WB is keen on doing. "We’ve been working with our development and graphics driver partners... Read more...
It’s hard for us to remember when the last time a game launch was fraught with so many problems. While the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Batman: Arkham Knight launched with little drama, the PC version of the game was riddled with bugs and performance issues right out of the starting gate. Warner Bros. was forced to pull the game from brick and mortar (and digital) store shelves while developer Rocksteady Studios worked on patching all of the holes in the game. Gamers saw a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel when Warner Bros. rereleased the game last week via Steam -- surely, after months in the repair shop, Batman: Arkham Knight would finally be fully polished for gamers... Read more...
Holy relaunch, Batman, Arkham Knight is returning to PC! We always knew it would, the question was when, and now we know. Publisher Warner Brothers Interactive posted a message to Valve's Steam Community boards announcing that Batman: Arkham Knight will be re-released to the PC platform this Wednesday, October 28, at precisely 10 AM Pacific.WB made the tough decision to cease sales of the PC version of Arkham Knight on Steam and in stores after numerous reports of performance issues. Many users complained of dropped frame rates and scores of glitches. It was an embarrassing moment for WB and developer publisher Rocksteady Studios after all the hype leading up to the game's launch. Steam codes... Read more...
To say that WB Games release of Batman: Arkham Knight for the PC was a disaster would be putting it lightly. The game was released early in the summer and was riddled with bugs, performance issues and gameplay maladies that made angered gamers. WB Games screwed up so badly with Batman: Arkham Knight that it took drastic actions by actually pulling the games off store shelves and disabling digital downloads from Steam in late June. "We want to apologize to those of you who are experiencing performance issues with Batman: Arkham Knight on PC,” said WB Games at the time. “We take these issues very seriously and have therefore decided to suspend future game sales of the PC version while we work to... Read more...
WB Games announced this week that that gamers who bought the Batman: Arkham Knight season pass will soon be getting the first story-driven downloadable content. The expanded content, called Batgirl: A Matter of Family, brings new missions to the table, but its real draw is Batgirl, who is joining the Dark Knight as a playable character for the first time in Batman: Arkham history. Batgirl: A Matter of Family brings some new features to the game, including Dual Play take-down maneuvers with Robin. WB Games Montreal developed the Batgirl content, but Rocksteady Studios will develop remaining content for the Season Pass, WB said in a statement. Batman: Arkham... Read more...
Batman Arkham Knight is here, and as we're sure most of you have heard, the game is no-longer for sale for the PC platform currently, due to a flood of performance issues. WB Games has pulled the title from store shelves, both physical and digital copies. Can you say “Holy botched game launch, Batman?” We usually don’t start a piece with such negativity. It's not the most engaging story setup, yet this time it’s really hard not to call a duck and duck, with regard to this release. If it walks like a duck... Well, you know the old adage, but is there more to Batman: Arkham Knight that might be redeeming in some way?That launch was an epic fail. I must recover with solid game play and story line.Currently,... Read more...
If your computer meets the system requirements for a video game, you can reasonably expect that it will run smoothly at the proper settings. Unfortunately, that hasn't been the case for scores of PC gamers who purchased the much anticipated Batman: Arkham Knight title. Following a rash of complaints over performance issues and graphical glitches, publisher WB Games has suspended further sales of the title until developer Rocksteady Studios can iron out the wrinkles. "We want to apologize to those of you who are experiencing performance issues with Batman: Arkham Knight on PC. We take these issues very seriously and have therefore decided to suspend future game sales of the PC version while we... Read more...
There's still going to be a Batman game released this fall, it just won't be Batman: Arkham Knight. Instead, you'll have to get your DC superhero fix with Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which is still scheduled for this fall (knock on wood). As for the Arkham Knight, Warner Bros. delayed the launch until June 2, 2015, though if you're super anxious with excitement, you can place your pre-order today. The delay gives developer Rocksteady more time to flesh out the expansive open-world setting and squash any annoying bugs it might discover between now and its release. As the final game in the Arkham trilogy, there's a bit of pressure to get everything right. Batman: Arkham Knight picks up one year... Read more...