Batman: Arkham Knight PC DLC Delayed as Issues Persist
"We believe we have identified a number of fixes for the larger issues that were affecting PC players at launch."
As major technical issues with the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight continue to persist, publisher Warner Bros. has announced that the game's first story expansion, A Matter of Family, has been delayed for computers. The content remains on schedule to launch on July 14 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but the PC version is now expected sometime later, Warner Bros. said in a forum post.
"Our continued focus on getting the right PC fixes in place for the main game has had an impact on the development of all DLC content for the PC version of the game," the company said. "This means that the Batman: Arkham Knight--Batgirl: A Matter of Family DLC will not be available on July 14 for those who are currently playing the PC version of the game."
"We apologize for the delay and only want to make sure that any content that we offer is up to the standards that PC players expect."
Also in the blog post, Warner Bros. again apologized for the sorry state of Arkham Knight's PC version, sales for which have been suspended. Progress is moving forward on implementing new fixes, but Warner Bros. did not say when it plans to resume sales for the PC iteration. This will happen only when the game meets a "superior quality bar."
"Addressing the PC performance issues is still our top priority and at this time, we believe we have identified a number of fixes for the larger issues that were affecting PC players at launch," Warner Bros. said. "These fixes are currently being implemented into the game and once we have been able to do some initial testing, we'll have a better idea on the status of our progress. We'll provide an update on how things are developing next week."
Finally, Warner Bros. said it is taking "full responsibility for releasing a product that did not meet our quality standards." The company also said that, due to Arkham Knight's rocky launch for PC, Warner Bros. is making changes to its review process for future titles.
"We can also assure you that because of this latest launch, we are modifying the internal review process for all of our games," it explained. "For those who are waiting for the updated version of the game on PC, please know that we are working on this every day."
Making matters potentially worse, a report earlier this month claimed that Warner Bros. knew about the issues for Arkham Knight on PC "for months."
Arkham Knight's console versions were developed by Rocksteady Studios and received a generally positive critical reception. The PC version, meanwhile, was outsourced to Iron Galaxy Studios.
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