Warner Bros. Interactive is again offering the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight for sale, but they are also offering unconditional refunds to disgruntled owners. After Warner Bros. launched the PC version of the game in June to widespread criticism regarding bugs and poor performance, the publisher pulled it from sale, vowing to not return it to digital shelves until the game was improved to an acceptable standard. Apparently, that standard is low enough that the current build of Arkham Knight still has streaming issues, recommends 12GB of computer memory, and does not have full weather effects enabled. In their newest notice, the publisher admits that this may not be up to their customers’ level of tolerance.
We are very sorry that many of our customers continue to be unhappy with the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight. We worked hard to get the game to live up to the standard you deserve but understand that many of you are still experiencing issues.
Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry did an analysis of the relaunched Batman: Arkham Knight, and found that there was little noticeable change from a September patch. The PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight is available on Steam.