Batman: Arkham Knight has had a rather rough launch. Framerate issues, poor optimization and game bugs led to Warner Bros. Interactive pulling the game from digital retail whilst the game was fixed and improved.
But there may be a light at the end of this slightly unfinished tunnel. In a steam post to the community, Warner Bros. stated that “Rocksteady, and our partners are targeting an interim patch update for existing players to be released in August.” Details have been laid out in a previous steam post , and are said to include higher framerates, improved performance and more graphical options, amongst other things.
Meanwhile on console, the first DLC has been released (although not on PC), creating frustration from some players on PC who remembered similar issues plaguing Batman: Arkham Origins, and similarly the prioritization of DLC over fixes rubbed gamers decidedly up the wrong way back then too. To add fuel to the disgruntled PC gaming fire, Batman: Arkham Knight’s problems were reportedly known “for months” before release, but were not prioritised due to a focus on the console version of the game.