You may have heard that Arkham Knight was in a terrible state at release, getting awful reviews from users across Steam. So bad that Warner Bros. and Rocksteady pulled it from digital and physical retail, but should it have ever gone up?
According to Kotaku sources, Warner Bros. Known that the PC port of Batman: Arkham Knight was seriously broken, but rather than delaying the release, chose to put it out anyway. They weren’t recent issues either, but all the problems we see now were unchanged for almost a year.
“I will say that it’s pretty rich for WB to act like they had no idea the game was in such a horrible state,” said Kotaku’s source who was a QA tester working on the game. “It’s been like this for months and all the problems we see now were the exact same, unchanged, almost a year ago.”
Other sources who wished to remain anonymous said that Warner Bros. were well aware of the issues the PC version had, but chose to ship regardless because they felt it was good enough. I wonder did they play the game?
“We reported literally thousands of bugs that were specific to the PC version relating to the frame rate,” said Kotaku’s QA source. “All sorts of fucked up texture issues. The Batmobile in particular has always fucked things up on PC.”
Since the game was pulled from stores, a minor update has been released for those who have stuck by the game and chose not to get their refunds. There is still a lot more that has to be done before we will see it on the store again.
What are your thoughts? Think it was wrong for Warner Bros. To release the game in such a state? Think they should have delayed the PC version even if the console versions were out beforehand? Let us know in the comments!