The PC version of the highly acclaimed action title Batman: Arkham Knight has been, to put it lightly, not very well received. Launching alongside its console counterparts, the PC port of the game was plagued with bugs, glitches, and overall poor performance. This resulted in publisher WB Games pulling the game from the market, with the promise of its return once it was fixed.
However, according to an internal EB Games email obtained by the Australian branch of Kotaku, those fixes won’t be coming for quite some time. The email was sent around to inform managers of future plans, and to get them ready to send all PC copies of Batman: Arkham Knight back to WB. In it they explain that the fixes won’t be coming until “Spring”, which is Fall in the northern hemisphere.
“As previously advised, we have stopped sales of Batman: Arkham Knight PC while Warner and Rocksteady work on addressing performance issues with the game,” reads the internal email. “The latest information from Warner is that the updates won’t be available until Spring. Due to this we have made the difficult decision to recall all PC stock from stores to return to the vendor until an acceptable solution is released.”
This Fall 2015 range does seems to coincide with what little info we have from the Steam page, where it says the game will be available for SteamOS, Mac, and Linux at this time. Most likely, these versions have been delayed though, and the date was just left there by accident.
If this email is to be believed, those stuck waiting on the PC version will still have at least a couple of months left. Fall begins in September and runs until November, so it could be quite a long time, or just about two months before players can get back to beating up Scarecrow’s minions on PC.