Posting on the game’s official Steam Community page, Warner Bros. has revealed that they’re putting the finishing touches on the interim patch for Batman: Arkham Knight on PC. Currently the team has begun internal testing of the patch, and from the sounds of things this testing is thorough as they hope, “if all goes well”, to have the patch out “in the next few weeks”.
Warner Bros. has promised interim patch test feedback in the next two weeks.
In the meantime, you can check out the list of fixes and improvements that the interim patch will bring along with it.
- Reduced frame rate hitches
- Optimized system memory and VRAM usage
- Improved performance on all GPUs (requires the latest drivers)
- Min Spec AMD GPU is once again the Radeon HD 7870 2GB
- Fixed low resolution texture bugs
- Fixed hitches when running on mechanical hard drives (HDD)
- More Robust In-Game Settings, including:
o Added the ability to change settings for Max FPS to 30/60/90
o Added toggles for Motion Blur, Chromatic Aberration, and Film Grain
o Added a “High” Texture Resolution value
o Added Texture Filtering option
o Added an Adaptive V-Sync option (NVIDIA only)
o Added VRAM Usage Meter
o Added Mouse Sensitivity Slider & Mouse Smoothing Option
There are also plans to make the boot-up splash screens skippable (death to ALL unskippable boot-up splash screens ever); the DLC and Season Pass content will also be coming soon; and there are plans to introduce a Photo Mode.
In June, Warner Bros. was forced to halt sales of the PC version of Arkham Knight due to the game’s broken state at launch. The interim patch that’s a few weeks away was meant to arrive in August, but that doesn’t look likely.
Despite the PC woes for Arkham Knight, we played the console versions of the game and were blown away. We awarded Batman: Arkham Knight a 99 out of 100 in the final issue of NAG Magazine.
Source: Steam Community