By Wes Smith
Warner Bros. Games has suspended PC sales of Batman: Arkham Knight less than a week after release due to complaints of performance issues.
The series, which has been critically and fan-reviewed as top-notch in past games, hit a bump after users reported sound glitches, graphic and texture loading errors, and locked 30fps framerates. Though most users praise the actual gameplay and story, the game is sitting at “Mostly Negative” on Steam due to the PC port issues.
A post on the Steam Community forums detailed the suspension of sales and how to request a refund for the game.
“The Batman: Arkham fans have continually supported the franchise to its current height of success, and we want to thank you for your patience as we work to deliver an updated version of Batman: Arkham Knight on PC so you can all enjoy the final chapter of the Batman: Arkham series as it was meant to be played,” wrote WB Interactive VP of Game Technology Gary Lake-Schaal in the post.
According to the game credits, the PC port was outsourced to Iron Galaxy Studios, who had just 12 people working on the AAA-title port. Their other credits include Bioshock: Infinite and the Vita port of Borderlands 2. They had not worked on either Arkham Asylum or Arkham City, but did work on the third title in the Batman series, Arkham Origins, which was also criticized for issues on release.
No word has been given on when sales will resume for Arkham Knight, or when a patch may be issued to fix the current problems.