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Warner Bros. Gives Up, Offers Full Refunds for Batman: Arkham Knight on PC

Category: Gaming
Posted: 08:57PM

Batman: Arkham Knight recently returned to PC after going through some extensive reworking. The initial launch had a 30FPS framerate cap, poor performance, graphics that were weaker than its console brethren, and earned the ire of PC gamers everywhere. It was pulled from digital shelves and Warner Bros. promised the game would receive various patches to bring it to an acceptable level. Well, even with the patches, the reworking, and the return to PC, things aren't too great for Batman: Arkham Knight, and WB is acknowledging that. All PC owners of Batman: Arkham Knight can get a refund on Steam between now and the end of the year, regardless of when you bought it and how much you played. The main game and season pass, if purchased, must be returned together, as the season pass cannot go in alone. Retail copies are causing some issues, and it is unknown if those will be processed by Valve. Everything in 2016 and beyond is subject to Steam's typical refund policy.

WB is effectively throwing in the towel on Arkham Knight and bringing to a close a horrendously awful attempt at a PC port. If you're one of the few with a working copy of the game or don't want to go through the refund process, WB says it will work on fixing what it can and detailing what it cannot fix. It doesn't seem all that promising, so a refund may be the best option and then turn around and pick up a copy on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, if you have either console. Hopefully this serves as a warning for WB in the future and how shortchanging PC gamers just ends up hurting you. Either go with a company with a solid track record of porting or fund the developer enough to actually get a working PC version.

Sources: Steam via Neoseeker

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Waco on November 02, 2015 04:55
This whole scenario reminded me how much console ports suck. Good on WB for owning up to their failure (even if it was long overdue) though!
ccokeman on November 03, 2015 03:21

At least they stepped up to try and make it right! 

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