Good news, all you PC owning Batman faithfuls: publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that Batman: Arkham Knight will be back up for sale by the end of October 2015. The announcement came via an official posting on the game’s Steam Community page.
A few weeks back, Warner Bros. and Rocksteady released a significant patch for the broken PC version of the game. That patch has fixed a lot of the issues and the game is now in a better position to be put up for sale once more. “While there were significant performance improvements made to the game [by the recent patch], the teams are continuing to work on the additional updates that were outlined in our previous post,” the announcement reads. “We expect these updates to be ready at the end of October, at which time the PC version will be made available for purchase. In addition, support for all DLC that has been released for the console versions will be in place.”
Batman: Arkham Knight launched on 23 June this year. Two days later the PC version was removed from Steam and all sales of the physical version were halted around the globe. Rumours flew of QA testers confirming that Warner Bros. knew the PC port was a buggy mess, but decided to release it anyway. At the height of the PC port debacle, it surfaced that Rocksteady outsourced PC development.
Despite all of this, Batman: Arkham Knight is a phenomenal game (on console!) and in the final issue of NAG Magazine I gave it one of the highest review scores I’ve ever given a game. NAG Online’s own Matthew Vice was also chuffed with the game. Bottom line: if you’ve been waiting for the PC version to get fixed before playing it, don’t hesitate and jump in when the game is back up for sale.
Source: Steam Community