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Batman: Arkham Knight – What’s Going On?

Batman: Arkham Knight was released June 23, and already, a lot has happened. It received average reviews from critics (5/10 on Steam, 4.5/5 on Metacritic, 7/10 on GameSpot), but gamers everywhere are rejoicing, with minor complaints, if any.

Ok, well, maybe not. It all began when they suspended PC sales. There were so many complaints about the PC port being unsatisfactory, that Warner Bros. actually stopped selling it on PC. A representative released a public statement on the publisher’s forums:

“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.”

Later updates revealed, however, that the suspension had been extended to physical copies of the game. Some retailers had copies, but weren’t allowed to sell it anymore. The issues weren’t nearly as serious as those on PC, however, so the issue was quickly resolved.

Only now, they’re dealing with another major issue: the leader boards aren’t working. Players have taken to the game’s forums to complain, saying they aren’t loading, and no typical solutions, like restarting the game, or console, are working. This means Gotham’s Greatest metagame isn’t working, since it can’t track everyone’s scores. Currently, this is just a PS4 issue.

It’s been a pretty tough week for Bruce Wayne, but he always prevails. Warner Bros. has given players a beloved series, with an enormous fan-base, most of whom aren’t fair-weather players. Just like they fixed Mortal Kombat X’s issues, chances are it’s only a matter of time until a batarang saves the day.

What do you think of these Batman: Arkham Knight issues? Do you think Warner Bros. releases games a little too soon, or they simply need to double-check their ports and leader boards?

Written by Jennifer Mendez

Jennifer Mendez was the single-biggest help in getting Oatboat started. I really couldn't have done it without her.

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