In an act which can only be equated to someone fighting a forest fire with a half empty water pistol, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) has said that it will be releasing an “interim patch update” for the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight sometime in August.
This news comes a few days after it was revealed that the PC version of Rocksteady’s latest caped-crusader game will not be fixed until at least September. Customers who bought the PC version were understandably upset with this news, as it means the game is still essentially unplayable for many of them for at least the next six weeks.
The PC version of Arkham Knight, developed by Iron Galaxy Studios, has been plagued by issues since it launched on June 23. Rocksteady, the overall creators of the Arkham series and developers of the console versions, have stepped in to try and get the situation sorted. WBIE, the games publisher, made the following statement on the games Steam page:
As an update, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Rocksteady and our partners are targeting an interim patch update for existing players to be released in August. This update will address many of the issues we listed in our June 27 update. We will provide additional details as we finalize that interim patch over the coming weeks.
We would like to thank you for your continued patience and invaluable feedback. We are continuing to monitor and listen for any additional issues and are driving towards a full update for everyone as quickly as we possibly can.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
There is no news yet on what exactly the interim patch will fix, though it is expected that more details will be shared over the next few weeks. However at this point it looks like the damage has already been done, and getting the game in a playable state will be a small victory compared to the colossal failure of the PC port as a whole.
Whether or not the games publishers will provide any kind of compensation or peace offering to those players affected, will remain to be seen.
Danny is a former games producer turned writer and video maker. He’s been gaming since he was 3 years old (albeit terribly) and can be found on Twitter usually whining about minor inconveniences.