Warner Bros has pulled the PC version of Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham Knight from sale following the game's disastrous launch. Since its release on Tuesday 23 June PC users have been vocal about the game's numerous problems.
"We want to apologize to those of you who are experiencing performance issues with Batman: Arkham Knight on PC," wrote a Warner Bros spokesperson on the publisher's forums. "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."
Said performance issues ranged from glitches with sound, poor textures, stutter and a locked frame-rate. It generally performs to a much lower standard than the PS4 and Xbox One console versions, something which most modern gaming PCs should be matching or out-performing with ease.
Those who bought the game from Steam can get a refund so long as they haven't played it for longer than two hours. Yesterday Green Man Gaming said they would refund players if an upcoming patch doesn't deliver significant improvement to the game.
The port of the console version to PC was handled by Iron Galaxy, not core developers Rocksteady, so they are to blame for the shoddy optimisation. Rocksteady are working with them and Warner Bros on the said patch, which is still in the works for those who have already purchased the game.
There is no word yet on when the PC version will return to sale.