It was announced a few weeks back that the upcoming Batman: Arkham City from Warner Bros. and Rocksteady Studios would be releasing for the PC platform the month after its console brethren. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions are still due on October 18th in the US, while the PC version will see fans on November 1st.
“If you do have a super powerful high-end PC, you are going to see higher detail textures…You are going to see a more richly realised world.”
Almost immediately aware of the console side of his game’s market, Hill quickly qualifies the console versions of Arkham City as still steller.
“But having said that, given there are so many console gamers in there, we’re always fine-tuning to get the game to run super smooth on Xbox and PS3. The console versions look great as well…All of the source textures and assets are done at a very very high res and we make them work on all the different SKUs.
As for those gamers buying the title for the PC?
“People will really love the PC version when it comes out. The wait will definitely be worth it. The PC version has just been pushed back, but it’s only by a couple of weeks, so hopefully no-one will be too upset about it. We’re working as hard as we can to get it out as soon as we can.”
Better textures and silky smooth controls are definitely enough to satiate the crowds waiting for their PC versions to drop. Moreover, a timeframe just short of two weeks for Arkham City is much better than Rockstar‘s typical several month lapse between console releases and PC ports.
Are you buying Batman: Arkham City this fall? If so, what’s your platform of choice?