Does launching a working version of Batman : Arkham Knight to a larger console base absolve Warner Bro from honouring its commitments to a relatively less lucrative PC fanbase?
Free season pass would be nice apology.
Think that's the least they can do tbh.
They already knew the pc gaming community wont support their game as much as the console gaming community so they put little support in the pc port. Why is it a shock that the pc version is terrible at the moment when this happens a lot with pc ports. Im a pc gamer that decided to get a ps4 this generation because of lack of game support on pc and other problems that consoles dont have much of. Ps4 has the best version of this game right now. A lot of pc gamers like to talk about how pc gaming is cheaper but all they do is wait to buy games on sale. Pc games are cheaper most of the time but doesnt sell much Master of what? Glad i have a ps4
@cindy. I know right? PC gaming is so dead with it's 120 million active steam users and the sales that the PC gaming generates is so awful it surpassed the software sales of the consoles combined according to this report from 2014 http://www.forbes.com/sites... I could also go on about how certain open world gAmes like the witcher can't even maintain a stable 30 fps on ps4 but that would be childish. There should be no excuse for bad ports, every platform deserves to have a game made to the fullest of it's capabilities . I don't mind if Arkham knight was made a console exclusive just don't release crap ports, no one deserves to get deceived like this
@Cindy, so screw the people that paid $60+ on a broken game right? No gamer in any platform deserves this treatment. One persons money is just as good as the next guys and they should be treated the same.
Well that was just a staggering combination of verbal diarrhea and fanboy stupid. Well done Cindy, now please grow up. Nobody deserves a broken game. OT: This is just another example of the contempt some pub's have for gamers. It really is unacceptable. I fear the game may be too far gone for a quick fix. All I can say is good luck selling your next game to pc gamers WB. Edit: I just read their official response to those affected. Not a smart move WB. That's going to come back and bite you.
Cindy-rella is living in a delusional fairytale
Pc gamers should know what it is to be a pc gamer so they shouldnt be shocked by what is happening with batman pc port. In this day and age consoles are catered to more than pcs because thats where majority of sales are going to be for like 95percent of games. Games are made with consoles in mind first and foremost majority of the time. Most games are made for controllers as well and because of these facts i bought a ps4. A lot of pc ports are just shoddy console version of games and the reason why is because developers dont want to invest a lot of money into a version of a game that wont sell a lot. Watch the PC E3 conference to see how relevant pc gaming is. I bought a ps4 because im sick of shoddy pc ports for a lot of games or waiting to see if certain games will come to pc. If youre a pc gamer and you are shocked that batman is in the state its in then i don't know what to say. I saw the writing on the wall. @ Slappy- Pc gaming revenue is mostly because of f2p games, dota,league of legends, moba, mmo and such. Pulling out some silly article to make it seem like pc gamers buy a lot of games or even close to console gamers sales is just pathetic. Like i said, pc versions of games are often times very low compared to console versions so console gamers are catered to more. Most games are made for consoles
"Why is it a shock that the pc version is terrible at the moment when this happens a lot with pc ports." This is so far from the truth. Ground Zeroes, Dying Light, Witcher 3, Alien Isolation, Metro Redux, Wolfenstein, GTA V are all far more superior on PC. Most of the best multiplatform games are better on PC. The only crappy PC ports I can think of in recent times are Mortal Kombat X and Batman Arkham Knight, both which are from Warner Bros, and occassionally some Ubisoft games.
You're making the same sweeping generalizations II keep seeing from fanboys. Not all PC gamers play moba or f2p games , I certainly don't. Your comment makes it hard for me to believe you were a PC gamer as you claim. Console versions are superior? You've clearly forgotten about just about every recent Digital Foundry analysis there was. You like playstation? That's fine, I like playstation too I keep it for the exclusives. I must be be nuts playing all multiplatform games on my PC the inferior version
@ Cindy-rella It's interesting you talk about pc ports being shitty. Your games are generally 30 fps capped (not even stable regularly) and it's a sigh of relief when you get 1080p. The few games that you do have at 60 fps have a high variance in their fps and the resolution gimped. Lets look at some game examples; Watch Dogs PC - poor performance and lack luster visuals are the two main issues usually brought up but even at its worst, it still performed and looked better than your console equivalent. Assassin's Creed Unity - was shitty for every platform but still performed a lot better on PC than your console equivalent. Witcher 3 - If the console version of this game were to have been released on PC, the outrage would be tenfold compared to the situation we have with Arkham Knight. Sub 20 fps in several areas just like the batman game. Tomb Raider, Far Cry 4, Shadows of Mordor and many more if any if your versions came out on PC we would be shitting over all of them for being terrible ports. Your argument holds no water as the bar that consoles set for good is the bar that PCs set for worse than terrible. The PS4 is literally unplayable as a platform for me it's that rubbish.
For a game that's hardly playable at its current state? I don't think so. Keep your apology, and just fix the damn thing as soon as you can, before people beat the game on the consoles and move on to another game. If you can't provide that, well, your apology's not accepted.
Then the people that bought the season pass would get shafted.........Again....... lol
fix the damn game first
Doesn't do much good if the game doesn't work.
that sucks i just got my first gaming pc a month ago was hoping to try it out with this...looks like im still on battlefield 4 even nobody is ever on
Try The Witcher 3 looks amazing on Pc.
I 2nd this motion. Witcher 3 on PC will totally test your PC rig.
>looks like im still on battlefield 4 even nobody is ever on Nobody on? http://i.imgur.com/FM3z0Sa.... How many people do you need playing to find a game?
Yes, I enjoy conquest and TDM but I really would like to play Defuse on the PC but I have not been able to find 1 server for a defuse match on PC and it's been a month
this goes to show why consoles are a better option than a PC
Absolutely, you hit the nail right on the head. Now please go away.
Arguing with a fool only proves there are two. I dont waste time on trolls.
Consoles are better because of a publisher and developer's own incompetence? Wut.
So dips down to 15-20fps on console are all of a sudden better lol ok.
It's really sad when people shoot for the dirt my friend have it on ps4 and even this version isn't all sunshine it have stutter and sometimes goes down to 20FPS.
didn't WB just say that PC gamers were a bunch of cry babies? There was an article here somewhere.
They can start by patching in the rain texture effects ? you know, one of the basic, core visual effects in the game we've seen in every gameplay presentation, that happens to be completely missing from the PC version ? LOL Along with the Ambient Occlusion and the normal resolution textures ofcourse. You know, the least you could do is bring the PC version to par with the console version graphically. Funny how it runs bad even though it's actually missing grahpical features. Oh right, and remove the 30 fps cap. XD What a joke.
Can't you remove 30fps cap in the .ini file?
It breaks the game if you do. The game isn't coded well at all. So the moment you remove the cap things start to get fucky.
they should just stop porting games to the pc, if they didnt port the game we wouldnt hear all this crying from the pc side, the game run fine on consoles and if not for the pc side the game wouldnt have any if this bad press.
I agree. If you are not going to put the time in to make a freakin proper PC game, then just don't make it. The PC should not be getting ports of games released at the same time as consoles.
Such a logical, reasonable analysis you have there.
So pc gamers should miss out because a developer can't be bothered to make their own game and pass it off to someone else?? Or maybe pc gamers should just stop "crying" about it then so that the lazy developers get loads of credit for being great devs when really they f'd up. Out of this whole debacle, your argument is the most pathetic.
I've had it loaded since Monday. I still haven't started it yet. If what I have read is true then wow. Glad I didn't pay $60+ for the game
If you got it from Steam or GMG you can refund. For GMG you have to wait until the first patch. On Steam you can just get the refund immediately.
They sure do and they ought to give it in the form of some monetary compensation – free games, free season pass, free new DLC, anything.
I've just played it for few minutes and noticed one major thing missing. Traditional challenge mode maps. You know the one that for example let you play as Batman, Catwoman, Robin and Nightwing in predator and combat challenges. Now in Arkham Knight you have AR Challenges that let you only play as BATMAN. What the hell Rocksteady. What is stopping them from letting us use other characters that bare in mind are fully playable in challenge mode like Arkham Asylum/City/Origins did? Make traditional challenge mode maps free DLC.
I agree with that. PC gamers deserved better.
Playing the PS4 version & so far so good!
People are way too entitled these days.
Hm so what's the point of paying $60 for the game that is barely playable or even unplayable for some. I'm sorry but it is our right to at least demand some kind of quality especially when it comes to a AAA game of such caliber at such price tag.
I agree that you should always get you money's worth, but I also think people make a HUGE deal out of everything these days.
Do you pay for uncooked food when you go to eat at a restaurant?
I feel like you're a really clueless person. This game is UNPLAYABLE. <-- that's not entitlement. You paid for it, you should be able to use the product.
I can't believe people still pre-order games and buy without reading some reviews first. Same idiots who pay for DLC and season passes I suppose. I'm a diehard batman fan, but I'll wait until the bugs are worked out and the GOTY edition comes out so I get the full package without game play issues.
No, they really don't.
They don't owe an apology, they owe paying customers a working game. If they can't provide that, then offer every single person a refund, regardless of where they bought it, or if it came with a video card offer. Then, stay the hell away from PC. I'd rather have nothing than having to roll the dice as to whether or not a game will function properly.
if they give season pass for free,so what they gonna give who has it alreeady?
Apologies don't fix games. We need transparency on why the situation came about, and assurances on what will be done to try and ensure it won't happen again.
PC i am getting a smooth 60 after tweaking .ini But this release is still an embarassment for the company in my opinion. Doesnt help that the first several hrs of the game are boring and repetitive either
I have a feeling that somewhere down the line between last year's E3 and this year, the PC version was handed off to be completed by a third party while Rocksteady worked on optimizing console versions. If I remember correctly, last year they were running the test build off a PC, even though they showed it during Sony's E3 presentation at the time. I remember them getting a lot of flak for that, and makes me wonder if that's what made them shift focus. I haven't bought any version yet of the game yet. I could get it on my Xbox or PS4, but I have actually been waiting for it on PC. I guess if the game doesn't improve within the next 2 weeks or there isn't an ETA on fixes, I will buy it on my PS4. Shame though.
they should be forced to REMAKE the game and give it to everybody with a legitimate CD key. Pointblank. I don't believe a patch can magically fix this piece of shyt
Are they trying to sell PS4?Nice try but 30 fps ain't how I get down
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