Batman: Arkham Knight to be Digital Only in UK
For whatever reason the release of the Batman: Arkham Knight on the PC will be digital only, though that will be a condition solely for the UK. North America and Europe citizens will still have physical copies available to them, though for some reason not in the UK.
Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only released on the PC in the UK.
VG247 has just gotten the scoop directly from Warner Bros. themselves that they indeed have made the decision to not have physical copies of their upcoming Batman game in the UK. The rest of the world, however, will still see the availability of physical copies and won't be affected by this decision. The reason behind cutting the physical release hasn't been disclosed, however.
This information comes to us after a retailer in the UK, ShopTo, received word that the PC version would only be digital in nature. It looks like Warner Bros. have confirmed this information.
This is a most interesting decision to make, to effectively alienate the UK from the rest of the world when it comes to having direct access to a physical copy of the game. It's odd for a number of reasons. First of all, it doesn't limit anyone in the UK from actually getting a physical copy, as one could conceivably get one from Europe still. It also doesn't make sense to simply abandon one very specific locale in making this kind of decision. It would be one thing to decide to abandon all physical sales of a game, but not just for one market.
I'm not sure what to make of it, really. My eyebrow is raised in confusion as I write this. It seems like a bold and almost biased and intolerant move on their part. Why? It just doesn't make sense, even from a business standpoint.
Batman: Arkham Knight is still on schedule to be released on the 23rd of June instead of its original release date. Barring any unusual circumstances and future delays, we should be ready to take on the persona of the Dark Knight once again this summer.