As we reported yesterday, the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight has some problems. Actually, it has a lot of problems. Crashes, glitches, terrible performance, weird textures, and the list goes on. Also yesterday, Warner Bros. and Rocksteady Studios announced they were “working on” the issues, but they took an even more drastic step today, suspending sales of the game. The PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight will be pulled from store shelves and has already been taken off Steam.
Here’s a statement from Warner Bros. Interactive…
“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 is kind of an unprecedented move. Ubisoft never stopped selling the hilariously buggy Assassin’s Creed Unity. Microsoft never pulled Halo: The Master Chief Collection, despite its online modes not working for months. Hell, EA even continued to sell SimCity. So, the situation is dire. Needless to say, if you see a copy of Batman: Arkham Knight on a store shelf somewhere, stay far, far away.
(Via PC Gamer)