We all pretty much know how awful the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight actually is. And while it was to be expected that the publisher would not admit such a thing, it did state some ridiculous facts that will definitely make you laugh. I mean this… this is how the Batman died on the PC (unless of course Warner Bros, Iron Galaxy and Rocksteady decide to fix this mess, however at this point this seems unlikely).
As the statement reads, Warner Bros is working diligently with its development teams, NVIDIA and AMD, to identify and fix the issues affecting the PC version.
And while this is great to know, Warner Bros claimed that the game’s recommended PC requirements are for Normal settings only. Yeap, you read that right. Even though the PC version lacks major graphical features, the publisher also recommends to lower the settings to Normal in order to achieve – with a GTX 760 – an experience similar to current-gen consoles. And that’s basically the definition of what an unoptimized product actually is.
Oh, and things get better and better. Warner Bros also suggested that PC gamers should not tweak the game’s ini files as that could negatively impact performance (yes yes, that includes the parameter for the framerate too).
“We do not recommend that users change anything in the game’s .ini files as this will potentially negatively impact performance, including frame rate, and stability.”
As stated, Warner Bros is currently working on improving streaming performance from mechanical hard drives as “this is one of our top short-term priorities.”
Reading behind the words, this could mean that the framerate will not be unlocked, and those missing graphical effects may not be included in the upcoming patch.
Whether the PC version will be fixed remains to be seen. Our PC Performance Analysis is delayed at this point, and we strongly suggest avoiding this game.
GreenManGaming will also offer refunds once the first patch hits Steam. If after the fix has been released, players still cannot play their game, GMG will process refund requests for the game.