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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment could be publishing a new iteration of Batman: Arkham Knight this July for the Xbox One and PS4. Some information has come out from online retailer Amazon indicating that a GOTY edition is in store for the controversial title.
Gamespot picked up the news from DualShockers, who is reporting that the German version of Amazon has a listing for Batman: Arkham Knight – Game of the Year Edition for $60. The game will supposedly be released on the Xbox One and PS4 starting July 28th. You can check out the box art for both versions below.
The listings do not appear on the U.S., version of Amazon or the U.K., version of Amazon. If the listing is true, then it would mean that the Arkham Knight GOTY edition would be arriving along with Batman: Return to Arkham, which is an HD remastered collection of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.
The Return to Arkham collection is due for release on July 26th, and the supposed GOTY edition of Arkham Knight is set to arrive on the same date. Now this creates a bit of a discrepancy because this would essentially mean that both games would be launching day and date for the same systems.
Cannibalization seems like it would be on the table, given that gamers who might be interested in the HD remastered editions of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City might also be interested in picking up the GOTY edition of Arkham Knight.
So what's so special about the GOTY edition? Well, it contains all of the previously released DLC, including what was in the season pass, including the Season of Infamy. There was a whole lot of DLC for the game, ranging skin packs and challenge packs, to story missions and additional playable characters.
You might notice that all of the aforementioned titles have been brought up for the Xbox One and PS4 but not for PC. Well, after the fiasco involving Warner Bros., rushing Arkham Knight out of the door and launching a truly broken game that garnered the scorn of the PC gaming community, they've practically given up on PC gamers. They did not release the balance patch for Mortal Kombat X, they did not release the second season of Mortal Kombat X's DLC for PC, and they did not release the Mortal Kombat XL edition for PC. The Return to Arkham games are also only limited to the Xbox One and PS4, and the listings for Batman: Arkham Knight – Game of the Year Edition is listed only for the Xbox One and PS4, as well.
So it appears as if Warner Bros., has little to do with PC gaming following their consistent stumbling with releases last year (save for Mad Max, which Avalanche Studios did a superb job on). However, console gamers can potentially look forward to a GOTY edition of Batman: Arkham Knight at the end of July.