BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT “STEAMGATE” – NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON STEAM

I’ve been happily playing my PS4 copy of Batman: Arkham Knight whenever my work schedule and annoying need to eat tell me I can, but those who didn’t opt into either a PS4 or an Xbox One and wish to play the latest chapter in the Arkham series have had a pretty depressing week. Upon launch the game had serious performance issues prompting WB Games to go into damage control pretty quickly with the below statement:

“We want to apologize to those of you who are experiencing performance issues with Batman: Arkham Knight on PC. 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. We greatly value our customers and know that while there are a significant amount of players who are enjoying the game on PC, we want to do whatever we can to make the experience better for PC players overall.

“Thank you to those players who have already given valuable feedback. We are continuously monitoring all threads posted in the Official Batman: Arkham Knight Community and Steam forums, as well as any issues logged with our Customer Support (support.wbgames.com). If you purchased your copy of the game and are not satisfied with your experience, then we ask for your patience while these issues are resolved. If desired, you can request a refund at help.steampowered.com (Steam refund policies can be found here: http://store.steampowered.com/steam_refunds) or the retail location where you purchased the game.

The Batman: Arkham fans have continually supported the franchise to its current height of success, and we want to thank you for your patience as we work to deliver an updated version of Batman: Arkham Knight on PC so you can all enjoy the final chapter of the Batman: Arkham series as it was meant to be played.”

Now things have taken a turn for the even stranger. If you head over to Steam, easily the best place to buy PC games today, Batman: Arkham Knight has been removed from the store and is no longer available for purchase, even though it still reflects the games June 23rd, 2015 release date. Hopefully this will get sorted out because from what I’ve got to experience thus far, Arkham Knight is an outstanding game and it’s a shame that those who held out for the PC version are getting punished in this way, and I’m assuming not all people have the ability to run out and pay upwards of $500 to get the game and a new console just to play this game. That being said, if you can, run, don’t walk and do that right now. That Batman themed PS4 is pretty attractive looking…

VIA POLYGON

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