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Steam suspends ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ sales due to performance issues [Update: WB issues apology]

We are only halfway through 2015 and it’s already clear which game is going to be the biggest disaster of the year. Despite being the most anticipated game of the year, developer Rocksteady dropped the ball hard on the PC version of the game, to the point where Steam had to suspend sales.

The issue is related to the atrocious performance of the PC version. First of all, the game is capped at 30fps, which makes no sense. Even if you manage to bypass the restriction by editing config files, the game still performs poorly on high end graphics cards. On top of that, the PC version has poorer graphics than the PS4 version, possibly a first in the history of gaming, with several of the visual effects not present on the PC release.

With the Steam page littered with negative reviews, it’s no surprise the company had to suspend the sales of the game. Even if you bought a physical copy of the game, Steam won’t accept the product key. In all seriousness, this is a good thing, as the game is a complete disaster right now technically and no one should be playing it in its current state.

If you wanted to buy the game, it was recommended that you wait but now it seems you have no choice. Until Rocksteady fixes the issues, it’s best to stay far away from this title, at least on PC.

Update: Warner Bros. has pulled the PC version of the game from everywhere. The company has also issued an apology on its forums here.



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