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PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight will go back on sale at the end of October

PC players, put down your pitchforks. Arkham Knight will soon be in your hands again.

Batman: Arkham Knight's PC release went just about as poorly as you can imagine. From topping out at 30 fps on its highest settings, to flat out missing textures, and the revelation that the PC version wasn't even handled by Rocksteady, there was a considerable amount of consumer backlash (and a lot of middle finger imagery in various comments sections all over the Internet). The game was soon pulled from both online and retail stores mere days after its release and hasn't been available since.

According to a new post on Arkham Knight's Steam forum, that is about to change. 

Rocksteady has been gradually releasing patches for the game that have steadily improved its performance, and now a new set of updates will be coming at the end of the month that will coincide with the game being made available to buy again.

Among the major incoming fixes are the following:

  • Reduced frame rate hitches 
  • Optimizations for system memory and VRAM usage 
  • Improved performance on all GPUs (requires the latest drivers) 
  • More Comprehensive In-Game Settings 
  • Fixed low resolution texture bugs 
  • Fixed hitches when running on mechanical hard drives (HDD)

Along with support for the game's DLC, this says just about everything PC players want to hear (other than offering the entire game for free). Hopefully with this re-launch, Rocksteady can gain back some of the trust they lost, along with fewer middle fingers being aimed in their direction.

Published Oct. 4th 2015

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