UPD.: The sales of Batman: Arkham Knight have been temporarily suspended on Steam and in a few other online stores till the issues with the game's performance are resolved.
Yesterday - on June 23rd, - the highly-anticipated Batman: Arkham Knight action-adventure was finally launched. Unfortunately, the release of the game’s computer version didn’t take place as well as it was expected before. Moreover, on the project’s official page on Steam, the players have literally smashed it with their negative feedbacks. So, which bugs have the players faced in Batman: Arkham Knight on PC?
The first problem concerns the action’s optimization. As it’s reported, during the walkthrough, the players have been continuously experiencing the inconveniences because of the frame rate’s variation, which has been reaching 10fps from time to time. Besides, the graphics of Batman: Arkham Knight on PC has turned out to be quite far from the one demonstrated in the trailers. You can appraise the comparison of the project’s computer and PS4 versions in this video:
In addition, the players have faced the following problems:
- appearance of the black screen;
- various stutterings and crashes;
- blurred frames;
- characters get stuck in the textures;
- deformed image of several heroes;
- lack of localization for some countries;
- bugs with audio tracks.
However, according to the reports, the players whose PCs have AMD video cards have faced more inconveniences than anyone else. After the numerous angry complaints from the gamers, the representatives of Warner Bros. have assured that these problems will be solved soon. AMD company has even released several updates for the drivers, which, unfortunately, haven’t fixed absolutely all bugs.
It’s worth saying that only the owners of Batman: Arkham Knight on PC have complained about the above listed issues. As for the game’s console versions, it seems that they work properly.
Rocksteady - the developer of the project - has reacted to the complaints with the following post: “We’re aware that some users are reporting performance issues with the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight. This is something that Rocksteady takes very seriously. We are working closely with our external PC development partner to make sure these issues get resolved as quickly as possible”. We doubt that this message will calm the players. We can only hope that the bugs will be fixed very soon.
Currently, the positive rating of the launched action-adventure is about 30% on Steam.
Have you purchased Batman: Arkham Knight on PC? Which bugs have you faced during the walkthrough?