Following on from the disasterious launch of Batman: Arkham Knight, a game that was actually pretty damn good on console, Warner Bros. have announced via the game’s Steam that they’ll be launching an interim patch in August to hopefully tide player’s over until they can get the game working correctly and back on sale on Steam, where it currently remains unavailable.
“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. ”
The June 27th update on the forums listed the following areas as being focused on:
- Support for frame rates above 30FPS in the graphics settings menu
- Fix for low resolution texture bug
- Improve overall performance and framerate hitches
- Add more options to the graphics settings menu
- Improvements to hard drive streaming and hitches
- Address full screen rendering bug on gaming laptops
- Improvements to system memory and VRAM usage
- NVIDIA SLI bug fixes
- Enabling AMD Crossfire
- NVIDIA and AMD updated drivers
At this point even getting the game to hold at a stable 30fps would at least allow players to enjoy the game. How far off we are from seeing Arkham Knight working properly is a complete mystery right now, but in the mean time Warner Bros. Montreal has still managed to pump out the disappointing A Matter of Family Batigirl DLC for console owners, while Arkham Knight developer’s Rocksteady are apparently helping bring the PC version, which had its development outsourced to Iron Galaxy Studios, up to scratch.
“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. ” Finished the statement by Warner Bros.