Warner says that the first of its interim patches for the broken PC version of Batman Arkham Knight has been submitted for testing.
The teams have been working hard to address the issues with the PC version of the game,” Warner said. We are happy to confirm that we are now putting the first interim patch into testing. 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.”
The patch should offer a range of improvements including a reduction in stutter, optimised RAM and VRAM usage and a general improvement on all GPUs. The Radeon HD 7870 will also be re-established as the minimum spec GPU.
A number of in-game options will be added, too, including 30/60/90fps compatibility, toggles for various visual effects such as motion blur, the re-introduction of the ‘high’ texture preset, adaptive v-sync and new texture filtering. The low resolution texture bug will also be fixed.
Still scheduled for a later date, however, is the ability to skip the splash screens the console’s post-release DLC and added photo mode.
The PC version of the game was pulled from sale shortly after release thanks to a wide range of really quite severe issues.
One patch has already been released and the second, detailed above, was previously scheduled for August. A date for the game’s re-release has not yet been announced.