WB Updates PC Community On Arkham Knight Patch Status

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅21.08.2015 17:53:49


Light may finally be visible at the end of the tunnel for PC-specific fans of Warner Brothers' Batman: Arkham franchise. After a disastrous launch, which resulted in the game being pulled from sale due to the poor quality of the PC port, the publishers of Batman: Arkham Knight have finally communicated some of the progress they've made. Most importantly, an interim patch is going into testing which addresses the core concerns of their audience:

Dear Batman: Arkham Knight PC community,

The teams have been working hard to address the issues with the PC version of the game. We are happy to confirm that we are now putting the first interim patch into testing. If all goes well, we expect to issue the patch in the next few weeks. We’ll be sure to report back in the next two weeks on how the testing is coming along.

Below are some of the major fixes and improvements you can expect in the upcoming patch:

- Reduced frame rate hitches
- Optimized system memory and VRAM usage
- Improved performance on all GPUs (requires the latest drivers)
o Min Spec AMD GPU is once again the Radeon HD 7870 2GB

- More Robust In-Game Settings, including:
o Added the ability to change settings for Max FPS to 30/60/90
o Added toggles for Motion Blur, Chromatic Aberration, and Film Grain
o Added a “High” Texture Resolution value
o Added Texture Filtering option
o Added an Adaptive V-Sync option (NVIDIA only)
o Added VRAM Usage Meter
o Added Mouse Sensitivity Slider & Mouse Smoothing Option

- Fixed low resolution texture bugs
- Fixed hitches when running on mechanical hard drives (HDD)

While our first priority is fixing the issues listed above, the team is continuing to work on the following:

- Skipping the boot up splash screens
- DLC/Season Pass content
- Additional updates such as Photo Mode

We again thank you for your continued patience as we work on these issues. As always, we are continuing to monitor and listen for any additional issues.

- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment


Sadly the news is small comfort for those who didn't take up a refund for Steam copies of the game, instead choosing to continue to wade through the mess of that is the current build. It also highlights that key options which should be the norm for any high profile PC title were absent, further underlining how poor the launch version was.

Assuming all goes well a patch for the game should be deployed at some point in September. If the game reaches an adequate state a re-release may be on the cards, letting us all enjoy the final chapter in Batman's story.

Source: http://community.wbgames.com/t5/Support-for-PC/August-20-Update-on-PC-Version-of-Arkham-Knight/m-p/732470

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