Batman Arkham Knight has finally come to PC in a state that will at least be playable. PC gamers were largely neglected when the game was initially due to release along with the new gen consoles June 23.
The intense crime-fighting and hand-to-hand combat action looks like it will finally release in a respectable fashion… as respectable as it could be after being four months late.
It was revealed Saturday that the game’s release will come with a plethora of additional content — skins, story packs, race tracks — that had been made available on the console versions over the period it was omitted from PCs.
Batman Arkham Knight‘s initial release had some staunch criticism of the game for being extremely poorly optimized for PCs running poorly on even the most powerful set-ups.
Warner Bros accepted the criticism and responsibility for the poor initial product.
“We want to give particular thanks to the members of the PC community who took the time to give us clear, detailed feedback and bug reporting. Now, get out there and Be The Batman!” – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Arkham Knight is scheduled to re-release on October 28 on PC.
No word was given on a price point and after having such an awful release it would be a smart move for Warner Bros to release at a notable discount to $59.99 price of the game currently on the Xbox One and PS4 online stores.
Developed by Avalanche Studios and Warner Bros Interactive, Mad Max is reasonably expected to have a high level of turmoil going by the movie’s standards, and the latest trailer shows off exactly that in its launch trailer.
The game is being run on the same engine as Shadow or Mordor and Batman Arkham Knight so the gameplay is very similar, but the added energetic style with an overabundance of explosions and hand-to-hand combat give Mad Max a very definable and differentiating feel relative to those games.
While the universe is the same as that of the movie, this story takes players through a different narrative. Though Mad Max still “does what he does best” in the game in both combat and car customization — one of the more iconic aspects of the franchise.
The vehicle is a players best friend in this post-apocalyptic open-world desert so Avalanche Studios has been certain to include plenty of options and ways to tinker your car to make it your own.
Mad Max is available now on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and PC.
Amid an absymal launch of Batman: Arkham Knight on PC with the title being littered with bugs, glitches, and other various issues rendering the game nearly unplayable, the folks at Warner Bros have elected to remove the PC version of the game from online stores and suspend future game sales.
Complaints ranged from everything from a capped FPS rate to a game so poorly optimized even the most powerful systems struggled to run it properly. A 1080p experience (something the former games had little issues with running at 60 FPS) of Batman: Arkham Knight is almost impossible. Playing the game on any average consumer level gaming PC is a challenge.
Warner Bros. is recognizing these shortcomings with sale of the game now postponed on online gaming stores such as Steam and is thanking fans for the “valuable feedback.”
The full statement from the company is as follows:
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.
This decision from Warner Bros seems to tie in with the recent refund policy of Steam.
No word has been given on when the game will return to stores.
Warner Bros has finally announced the release date of the highly anticipated real-life to virtual-world LEGO experience — LEGO Dimensions.
Starting September 29, LEGO will be releasing a starter pack that will include the game disc for one of several platforms, the LEGO gateway itself, and three characters: Gandalf (Lord of the Rings), Batman (DC), and Wyldstyle (LEGO Movie). This package will also include a miniature LEGO batmobile.
This pack will be listed at a reasonable $99.99 USD and it has been confirmed by Warner Home Video Games that the LEGO gateway and game disc will be compatible with future expansion packs for years to come.
Above is an example of some of the first team, level, and fun packs that will be released to be used with the LEGO gateway.
LEGO has been able to team up with a wide variety of brands to create a diverse, imaginative opportunity for its users.
Up to date the brands include,
Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit (Middle Earth)
DC Comics (Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman)
The LEGO Movie
Back to the Future
The Wizard of OZ
LEGO Dimensions will surely be featuring more brands in the future as they look to expand on the unique and imaginative atmosphere Dimensions gives its audience.
Stay tuned to Pixelpine for more LEGO Dimensions news.
Tailor made for the new-generation platforms, Batman Arkham Knight looks beautiful in 60fps, 1080p. Rocksteady Studios’ recently released screenshots of the final installment in the Batman series showcases the improved visuals on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC.
Check out the rest of the new screenshots below
The new Batmobile has been re-envisioned in Arkham Knight and is said to sit at the heart of the game itself. Players will be given free access to drive the vehicle wherever they so choose., but more than that, players will be able to engage in battles with villains as they chase them down through the street and use “high-tech gadgetry” to take them down.
Rocksteady studios promises enhancements to their signature “free-flow combat” as well as a greater array of gadgets will be available to Batman this time around. The developer will also be giving players the ability to utilize gadgets while gliding through the air. This addition promises a greater fluidity to combat with Batarangs and the grapnel gun being just some of the gadgets players will be able to take advantage of mid-glide.
The streets will be lively with high-profile criminal masterminds awaiting Batman in side missions scattered throughout Gotham. Players will be able to decide themselves whether they want to focus on the core narrative, or diverge from the story and take down individual criminals.
The new additions promise a true new-generation feel and with the entire city to explore, an incredible mode of transportation, and a more than suitable selection of gadgets and technology to embrace, Batman: Arkham Knight will surely be an exciting conslusion to Rocksteady’s trilogy as it releases later next year.