You’ve all heard the news by now that the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight is well and truly knackered, in fact the condition of the game is so bad that Warner Bros. has officially recalled the product and withdrawn it from sale. This is a bit of an unusual occurrence in the world of video games, usually the developers and publishers are happy to keep a game on the shelves while they’re working on bug fixes. However, rumors have emerged online that the game will not be fixed until September, and we have good reason to believe they’re true.
Allegedly, Warner Bros. were well aware that the PC version of the game wasn’t ready for launch during the final stages of bringing the game to market, yet, as is usually the way with this kind of thing, they went ahead and released it anyway, disappointing and infuriating PC owners anticipating the game all over the world.
According to an email from within EB Games leaked to Kotaku, the game will not be fixed until Spring time: “The latest information from Warner is that the updates won’t be available until Spring. Due to this we have made the difficult decision to recall all PC stock from stores to return to the vendor until an acceptable solution is released.” To put that in perspective, Australian Spring Time starts in two months tie, meaning a considerable amount of time until the game has been fixed.
Typically, we’d like to open up the floor to the opinions of the 4-One Gaming community, we’ve said time and time again that as gamers, we are far too lenient as consumers and allow the industry to get away with far too much in terms of these blunders. Video games such as Batman: Arkham Knight are premium products and cost a considerable amount of money to buy. Therefore surely, it is the responsibility of the publishers to make sure their products are ready for market. With that in mind, should Warner Bros. have done more to ensure Batman: Arkham Knight was ready for release? Let us know what you think in the comment section.