In case you haven’t heard over the course of the last day, Arkham Knight is pretty much busted on PC. The game lacks many graphics options, encounters frequent stuttering, will likely max out your VRAM no matter what graphics card you have (all 4GB on my 980 are put to use with texture quality on “normal”), and – unless you edit an ini file – it will run at 30fps tops.
Earlier today, Rocksteady posted the following statement on their forum concerning the quality of the PC port:
We’re aware that some users are reporting performance issues with the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight. This is something that Rocksteady takes very seriously. We are working closely with our external PC development partner to make sure these issues get resolved as quickly as possible.
We’ll update this thread when we’ve got more info to share.
Sefton Hill took to Twitter to reiterate that the developer is looking to quickly resolve the problems owners of the game are facing, and confirmed that the port was outsourced to Iron Galaxy.
WBGames is working with the PC developer IronGalaxy to address the issues ASAP. Rocksteady will provide any support to get this resolved.2/2
— Sefton Hill (@Seftonhill) June 23, 2015
Like Assassin’s Creed: Unity, however, it seems most of the damage has probably already been done. The Steam page for Arkham Knight is absolutely flooded with negative reviews warning potential customers to steer clear until the game is fixed, or to just get it on the PS4 instead, which by all accounts seems to run much better. Thankfully, if you’ve spent less than two hours in the game thus far and purchased it through Steam, you can get a refund.