Here's a bit of news that finally brings some hope to all Batman fans who have been waiting to play Batman: Arkham Knight on the PC, minus the hellish issues. According to reports, the interim PC patch for the game is currently in testing mode and almost on schedule.
"We are happy to confirm that we are now putting the first interim patch into testing," a spokesperson wrote on the Warner Bros. forums.
"If all goes well, we expect to issue the patch in the next few weeks. We'll be sure to report back in the next two weeks on how the testing is coming along."
If things move as planned, fans can expect to see the PC patch for the game as soon as August. As of now, Warner Bros. has outlined the following fixes that will happen for the PC version of Arkham Knight:
Reduced frame rate hitches
Optimized system memory and VRAM usage
Improved performance on all GPUs (requires the latest drivers)
- Min Spec AMD GPU is once again the Radeon HD 7870 2GB
More Robust In-Game Settings, including:
- Added the ability to change settings for Max FPS to 30/60/90
- Added toggles for Motion Blur, Chromatic Aberration, and Film Grain
- Added a "High" Texture Resolution value
- Added Texture Filtering option
- Added an Adaptive V-Sync option (NVIDIA only)
- Added VRAM Usage Meter
- Added Mouse Sensitivity Slider & Mouse Smoothing Option
Fixed low resolution texture bugs
Fixed hitches when running on mechanical hard drives (HDD)
Apart from the performance aspect, Warner Bros. is also working on the following issues for the game:
- Skipping the boot up splash screens
- DLC/Season Pass content
- Additional updates such as Photo Mode
As revealed earlier, don't expect the PC version of the game to go on sale anytime soon.
Stay tuned for more updates!