The Batman: Arkham series debuted last generation from Rocksteady Studios with Batman: Arkham Asylum and grew from there. While it was originally announced that Batman: Arkham Knight was going to be the end for the series, we got a nice treat last year alongside the launch of PlayStation VR with Batman: Arkham VR, which is finally coming to PC.
Prior to the launch of Batman: Arkham VR, it was revealed that PlayStation had a timed exclusivity with the game for it to launch first on the PlayStation VR. We didn’t know of an exact window, but now we do as it has a release date on PC.
Batman: Arkham VR will be releasing on PC for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on April 25. There is no mention of price for the game on PC yet, but we assume it will likely be around the $20 price that it is on PS4 for PSVR right now. You can’t pre-order the game yet, but the official website says that pre-orders through that site will be coming soon.
The game already controlled quite well with PSVR, but it will definitely be interesting to see how it will perform with better controllers than the PlayStation Move, especially with the ones available for the HTC Vive. Luckily, this game doesn’t require a ton of precision, but having the experience be even better is definitely something we’d like to see.
Batman: Arkham VR was definitely a good game to come out alongside the PSVR, as it was one of the best tech demos for the peripheral, even if it is a very short experience. Being able to immerse yourself into Gotham as Batman was a real treat on PSVR and is definitely one that those who don’t have a PSVR need to pick up when it releases on PC for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift later this month. In the meantime, you can check out our review of the release on PSVR, as well as the announcement trailer for PC below.