[Updated] NVIDIA’s Tom Petersen: “When Warner Bros. Makes Arkham Knight Available Again People Will be Delighted”; Optimizations to Benefit Non NVIDIA Hardware as Well
Nvidia engineer Tom Petersen, has reported in a new Nvidia GameWorks video, that PC gamers will be receiving a great quality game when Batman Arkham Knight re-releases.
[Update] You can watch the complete discussion on GameWorks and Batman Arkham Knight with Tom Petersen below:
"I look at [Arkham Knight] as an example of where Nvidia can help a developer get to market with a quality game".
"Warner Bros. ... made a few mistakes getting the game out. It wasn't fully performance optimized for PC. So now we're deploying our QA resources and our engineers to make that game as good as it possibly can be."
"I gotta tell you on the releases I've seen it is a fantastic game,"
"It plays great, it's tons of fun and the effects are amazing. And I can tell you that when Warner Bros. makes it available on Steam again that people are going to be delighted."
The optimizations NVIDIA is making on Batman Arkham Knight will benefit all PC users
Peterson continues to clarify that NVIDIA's current work and optimizations should also benefit PC gamers who aren't running Nvidia hardware.
"We're fixing a ton of things that are not necessarily related to us. Some of it may be related to our driver, some not. But at the end of the day the game is the focus and we're going to make it great."
Warner Bros. announced that the next patch for the PC version of Batman Arkham Knight will release this August. The update is said to improve overall performance and frame-rate hitches, and will enable support of frame-rates above 30FPS in the graphics settings menu.
Warner Bros. reports that they will provide more details over the coming weeks. They have recently listed the key areas that they are focusing on for improving performance:
- Support for frame rates above 30FPS in the graphics settings menu
- Fix for low resolution texture bug
- Improve overall performance and framerate hitches
- Add more options to the graphics settings menu
- Improvements to hard drive streaming and hitches
- Address full screen rendering bug on gaming laptops
- Improvements to system memory and VRAM usage
- NVIDIA SLI bug fixes
- Enabling AMD Crossfire
- NVIDIA and AMD updated drivers
Batman Arkham Knight, is an extraordinary game, and worthy of all the praise and sales it has enjoyed. Even if the plagued PC version has stigmatized a rather stellar launch, it will hopefully be remedied soon enough as not to affect what could be one of, if not the best games of 2015.
The first DLC for Batman Arkham Knight, Batgirl: A Matter of Family, has been made available for season pass owners. Set prior to the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batgirl: A Matter of Family will allow players to take on the role of Batgirl for the first time in the Batman: Arkham franchise.
When The Joker kidnaps Commissioner Gordon and holds him hostage at the Seagate Amusement Park, Batgirl and Robin must fight against the odds to save him and avoid falling victim to The Joker’s sinister plan. Trained by Batman, Batgirl’s combat combines with unparalleled hacking abilities to take down enemies, control objects and solve puzzles.
Batman Arkham Knight is available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. We will bring you any new information as soon as it become available.