With console versions working fine, but the PC version still a mess at the end of release day, GamersFTW wonders whether Arkham Knight could be the start of a worrying trend.
Why the hell would it spell trouble for PC gaming as a whole? Other developers aren't gonna look at this and try to emulate it. All it does is spell trouble for WB and Rocksteady brand.
It isn't like this is the first time it has happened... every platform has received its share of bad ports for as long as I remember. It just happens. But after some patches everything will be in order.
It seems to become more and more common though. It seems like most devs are just relaying on patches and don't mind delivering a broken product.
If I remember, Batman Arkham City also started with tons of bugs and bad optimization. Even I couldn't get steady fps with my gtx 660Ti back then. All in all, eventually they'll fix it.
I knew people were going to try to use this poorly done port as an excuse to bash PC gaming in general. The only way you can do that is if you ignore... 1. The vast majority of games run perfectly fine on PC. 2. Consoles get their fair share of bad ports. When consoles get poorly running ports like Thief, Alien Isolation or AC Unity all of the blame is placed on the developers. But when the PC gets the occasional bad port it's suddenly indicative of a problem with PC gaming in general?
Not to mention Alien was finely made on PC
Doom and Gloom. Doom and Gloom. Doom and Gloom. Oh wait, Pc Gamers will just play other games until this crap port gets a proper patch. Cough the Witcher 3,GTAV MOD, total war Atilla cough
I'm waiting for Arkham Knight to get price slashed in the next Steam Sale. It'll be several months from now and the game should run perfectly by then.
Yeah, I don't buy many games on release anyway, so this never really affects me.
They outsourced the game to 12 people to make the PC port. Enough said. No amount of AMD Furies can run a game properly if the dev and publisher don't even care about the PC version.
"the start" ummmmmmmmm...no? Who was AC unity and MKX? not even going to bother clicking that god damn link.
MKX is aso WB Games. Learned my lesson not to preorder anymore. Paid off this time.
Dunno. I play plenty of games on my PC and this games launch problems do not affect them in the least.
PC gamers have always been in the same boat as the rest of us – getting games late, broken, or not at all on their platform. Just your average day in the games industry, but it's a shame this has to involve a Rocksteady game.
ok people pack it up !! this spells the end for gaming in general.. why? because I said so.... (see I can be just like the article writer too)
No, it's just a loss of respect & sales for Rocksteady.
Rocksteady still has respect. It's WB and the other development company that flubbed this port.
It wasn't known until after the game came out that a different dev did the port, everyone involved is at fault for not saying anything.
yea pretty much pc games are broken way more then consoles are
Also poorly optimized for high end multi GPU rigs like mine. So weak. I think GTA V was the only game that had decent xfire at launch, and that was 18+ months in the making. Also MKX doesn't even launch with a 5960x unless you turn off hyperthreading. So frustrating.
That's more of an AMD issue, I find Nvidia produce working SLI driver support day one for most launches.
@Blade I'm not arguing that it's an AMD issue, but if I game on an AMD pc it's now my pc's issue and hence the game is more broken than the consoles that ironically also use AMD hardware ... I mean WTF?
I wonder if Steams refund policy has anything to do with them half-assing the PC port. There's no freaking excuse that the PS4 version looks better than the PC version.
Well, fortunately it'll get fixes over time.
Console = master race
Yup and it has nothing to do with master race. has to do with economics. The money is simply there. PC, not so much. What you do get are tons of pirates. So for every successful game on the PC, say they sold a million. Then that's 4 million pirated. Bad business. You need to develop for consoles, security is tighter, pirating is more difficult. Profits larger when you strike it big. Makes sense.
So why is Microsoft bringing xbox one games to PC.. Why all announced third party games are coming to PC . For example FF7 remake, FF15, most likely the new kingdom hearts, FF0, Hitman, No Man Sky, For Honor, etc. Why did Dirt Rally show up exclusive on PC along with XCom 2. The consoles are done, hardly any exclusives, over priced games, plus pay to play online. With the only option of becoming restricted PCs lol
What a shitty article, PC gaming is on the rise. Microsoft bringing almost every single xbox one game to PC (killer instinct, Gears of War remastered at 4K, Fable Legends) , holo lens will also be available on PC plus Morpheus. 99% of all upcoming third-party games are coming to PC. Now all that's left is Sony and Microsoft putting pressure on third-party games to release games on PC un optimize due to these corporations are shitting on their pants right now in regards to PC gaming. Seeing that E-sports are more popular on PC.....
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