Batman: Arkham Knight's release was met with very different reviews and feedback from console and PC gamers.
While the former almost universally praised the game, the latter flooded Batman Arkham Knight's Steam page with negative reviews because of the bugs and performance issues; eventually, Warner Bros. was forced to remove the ability to purchase the game entirely while they started working on fixes with the help of Rocksteady and NVIDIA.
The first performance patch was released in early September and it brought the following fixes:
Reduced frame rate hitches
Optimizations for system memory and VRAM usage
Improved performance on all GPUs (requires the latest drivers)
More Comprehensive In-Game Settings
Fixed low resolution texture bugs
Fixed hitches when running on mechanical hard drives (HDD)
However, Warner Bros. noted that they were continuing to work on some things for a future update, such as:
Adding support for SLI and Crossfire
Adding support for the latest DLC & Season Pass content
Adding support for additional updates such as Photo Mode
Continued improvements and bug fixing for a Windows 7 specific memory issue that occurs on configurations with 8GB of system RAM and some NVIDIA GPUs during extended game play
Continued improvements for Windows 10 specific issues on systems with some AMD GPUs
Yesterday, they finally announced that these updates will be ready by the end of October. At that point, Batman: Arkham Knight will once again be purchasable on Steam.
As many of you know, we released a major patch for Batman: Arkham Knight PC a few weeks ago. While there were significant performance improvements made to the game, the teams are continuing to work on the additional updates that were outlined in our previous post. We expect these updates to be ready at the end of October, at which time the PC version will be made available for purchase. In addition, support for all DLC that has been released for the console versions will be in place.
Thanks again for your continued patience and support. We’ll be sure to update everyone as soon as the update is live.
- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
However, the question is whether you're still interested in Batman: Arkham Knight with all the upcoming games about to release. Let us know your opinion in the comments!