Welcome to “Derailing a Quality Franchise 101.” For the second Batman: Arkham game in a row, Warner Bros. has abandoned fixing the crippling bugs that plague a PC release and promises to only look forward to the future. It did so with Batman: Arkham Origins, and now Batman: Arkham Knight has been left forever broken and unsupported.
It’s been a week since Batman: Arkham Knight relaunched on PC, and already fans are claiming that the “improvements” it made were not substantial enough. Warner Bros. will not be removing the game from Steam again, but instead, it will be offering refunds until the end of 2015 to anybody who bought the game. No matter how many hours of the game you’ve played, you will be eligible for a refund.
Warner Bros. claims that it will support some of the fixable bugs, but plenty still remain that it can’t do anything about.
For those of you that hold onto the game, we are going to continue to address the issues that we can fix and talk to you about the issues that we cannot fix.
So don’t worry, gamers. Warner Bros. might have totally botched Batman: Arkham Origins and the PC release of Batman: Arkham Knight, but you can definitely trust them to get the next Batman game right. Right? If you decide to look into it, maybe you should pick it up on consoles, though. It seems a bit safer.
After all, this kind of reliability is what used to set consoles apart from PC games back in the day, anyway. Shame we’re slowly losing that as well.