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Batman: Arkham Knight PC Version Almost Here, Fans Still Pissed

Batman: Arkham Knight's PC version is almost set to be re-released. Warner Bros. gave an estimate for its release date on Steam late Thursday.

According to the Steam post, we can expect Arkham Knight to be on sale for PC later this month:

As many of you know, we released a major patch for Batman: Arkham Knight PC a few weeks ago. While there were significant performance improvements made to the game, the teams are continuing to work on the additional updates that were outlined in our previous post. 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.

The announcement concluded by thanking fans for their "continued patience and support." The comments by Steam users don't show much of either, though:

Arkham Knight complaint

Another Arkham Knight middle finger

A middle finger hat trick

Anyway, you get the idea. There are pages and pages of middle fingers, broken up by the occasional penis drawing.

The anger's not all that surprising. PC gamers have been waiting since June for Arkham Knight to be fixed. The launch build of the game suffered from abundant texture and framerate issues along with crashes. Many PC owners were also upset at the lack of options for the game as well. For example, there was no way at launch to raise the framerate above 30.

Warner Bros. pulled the PC version of the game from stores just days after launch so they could work on patches. They've released a couple updates thus far to address the game's problems. While the game's in considerably better shape now, no one can understand why WB didn't put in this effort prior to launch.

The (functioning) console versions of Arkham Knight are a blast and I imagine the PC edition will be too when it's finally fixed. I am curious, though, whether many PC gamers will give it a shot due to fourth months of problems.

Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.