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Oops! #BatmanArkhamKnight PC Version Has Major Flaw and is Suspending Future Sales!

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The most anticipated game to be released this year is/was Batman: Arkham Knight.  But after a few days, Rocksteady Studios has received hundreds of complaints from buyers and subscribers.  The people most affected are those who purchased the PC version of the game.  For reasons unknown, Rocksteady has placed a lock on the frame rate to only 30fps, rather than the more expected and smoother 60fps.  Some people have experienced frame rates down to a mere 10fps.  Even though it has been locked at 30fps, it is still a playable and enjoyable game.  The game is very fluid, dramatic, and engaging.

Here is what an admin for WB Games has recently stated,

Dear Batman: Arkham Knight PC owners,

We want to apologize to those of you who are experiencing performance issues with Batman: Arkham Knight on PC. We take these issues very seriously and have therefore decided to suspend future game sales of the PC version while we work to address these issues to satisfy our quality standards.  We greatly value our customers and know that while there are a significant amount of players who are enjoying the game on PC, we want to do whatever we can to make the experience better for PC players overall.

Thank you to those players who have already given valuable feedback. We are continuously monitoring all threads posted in the Official Batman: Arkham Knight Community and Steam forums, as well as any issues logged with our Customer Support (support.wbgames.com). If you purchased your copy of the game and are not satisfied with your experience, then we ask for your patience while these issues are resolved. If desired, you can request a refund at help.steampowered.com (Steam refund policies can be found here: http://store.steampowered.com/steam_refunds) or the retail location where you purchased 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.

Steam, the digital game store for PC games, has received over 700 negative reviews.  Due to the terrible response from gamers, Steam has already made refunds available to customers.

Digital Foundry created a side-by-side comparison video so you can witness how the PC versions stand up against the gaming systems.

By no means are we suggesting to not purchase Batman: Arkham Knight.  The game looks even better than Batman: Arkham City.  As you can see from the pictures above, there are some pretty sweet bundles and packages available with this game.  I am confident, that given a little time, the glitches the game is currently experiencing will be fixed.

Here is a look at one gamer’s recorded walkthrough of Batman: Arkham Knight:

Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
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