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Crash landing for Batman AK on PC

Crash landing for Batman AK on PC

While we found the Xbox One version of Batman: Arkham Knight to be quite impressive from a technical standpoint, PC players were in for a big surprise when they launched the game this morning. Indeed, it's hard not to be mad at Iron Galaxy, in charge of the PC port, and Warner Bros. for releasing the game in such a bad state. Framerate is all over the place even on a powerful rig (ours for example: i5 4670K @ 4.2 GHz, 8 Go RAM, Windows 8.1, SLI Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 Gigabyte OC) and it's oddly locked at 30 fps by default. Many people have also reported numerous crashes or momentary freezes, but we have been spared so far. The videos you'll find inside were captured from this morning's version of the game, before we edited the ini file to try to play at 60 fps. Since Steam is presently downloading the full game again, some of the problems might have been cause by preload issues. We'll let you know tonight, but for now, it looks a lot like the launch of Mortal Kombat X, another Warner Bros. fiasco on the PC scene.

Note: In the XB1/PC comparison video, there's a little bug with the scale of the graph but the plugin works perfectly and the numbers are good.

FPS Analysis (PC) - Batman #1
FPS Analysis (PC) - Batmobile #1
FPS Analysis (PC) - Batman #2
FPS Analysis (PC) - Batmobile #2
PC vs. Xbox One
Gameplay 60 FPS Mirillis

All comments

Commented on 2015-06-23 21:01:14
shame on all of them. This is why i rarely preorder games. Althought a preorder + consequent refund (thanks to new steam policy) would perhaps be even a better move against the publishers-developers. Not preordering a game can be a safe move for yourself, but preordering and asking a refund for this should be a more targeted move (more moral impact on the developers).
Commented on 2015-06-23 21:07:19
Damn, I usually do did not buy Batman games because of their extra effects for Nvidia cards. ATI was lagging behind with their refresh and the 9series from Nvidia has been mopping the floor with them and I needed a card from Shadow of Mordor. Long story short I grabbed a 970 and preordered batman + DLC for about $22 bucks after reading this I am beginning to regret actually even paying that...
Commented on 2015-06-23 21:25:23 In reply to koenshaku
it will be sorted in patches as usual, sad state of affairs for pc gamers yet again...
Commented on 2015-06-23 21:51:05
This game is getting HAMMERED on the Steam user reviews. I've never see so many negs, they scroll on forever:

http://steamcommunity.com//app/208650/reviews/?bro...

Luckily for all the complete fools who pre-ordered you can atleast now get refunds on Steam.
Commented on 2015-06-23 22:01:33
Apparently they only got 8 weeks to work on the port.
Commented on 2015-06-23 23:04:00 In reply to NoClipMode
Posted by NoClipMode
This game is getting HAMMERED on the Steam user reviews. I've never see so many negs, they scroll on forever:

http://steamcommunity.com//app/208650/reviews/?bro...

Luckily for all the complete fools who pre-ordered you can atleast now get refunds on Steam.
I'm a fool that pre-ordered from a 3rd party site and got a steam key for $22 USD. I would be ticked if it was $59.99 that is reserved for greater fools though. heh
Commented on 2015-06-23 23:14:25 In reply to asdfg
"Apparently they only got 8 weeks to work on the port."
Do you have any source of that info?
Commented on 2015-06-23 23:16:18 In reply to asdfg
It wouldn't surprise me. Warner Bros. has to be the one to blame.
Commented on 2015-06-24 00:11:35
The funny part is that the PS4 and XB1 versions looks better in some aspects. PC is completely missing AO and rain shaders.
http://i.imgur.com/Md7V0YZ.png
Commented on 2015-06-24 00:32:17
Man...the PC Master Race has been having it hard as of late. First Witcher 3, now this. I know it must feel bad, to spend all that money to have a nice rig, and game developers treat ya'll like old urine in a cup. I just want ya'll to know....that Loakum cares. That's why I'm offering free hugs, for the first 15 minutes....then it's 75 dollars per 30 seconds. It's the least I could do, for my fellow PC gamers.
Commented on 2015-06-24 00:57:59 In reply to Loakum
What do you mean by first Witcher 3? The Witcher 3 runs great for many people, and the settings go far beyond what the consoles can do.
I can run it in 1080p / 60 with hairworks on and settings tweaked beyond ultra, while recording with shadowplay.

Meanwhile this looks worse than the PS4 version in some aspects, and runs terrible for most people even with high end rigs.
This is really the exception luckily.
Even AC Unity runs like a dream compared to this.
Commented on 2015-06-24 01:52:17 In reply to SheikYerbouti3
Posted by SheikYerbouti3
What do you mean by first Witcher 3? The Witcher 3 runs great for many people, and the settings go far beyond what the consoles can do.
I can run it in 1080p / 60 with hairworks on and settings tweaked beyond ultra, while recording with shadowplay.


Meanwhile this looks worse than the PS4 version in some aspects, and runs terrible for most people even with high end rigs.
This is really the exception luckily.
Even AC Unity runs like a dream compared to this.
it was downgraded and ported from consoles nonetheless
Commented on 2015-06-24 02:53:56
@SheikYerbouti3 and @koenshaku ...I think both of you gentlemen are missing the main important point here.....the 15 minutes are free. Hugs anyone?
Commented on 2015-06-24 04:11:40 In reply to Simplex
Posted by Simplex
"Apparently they only got 8 weeks to work on the port."
Do you have any source of that info?
http://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/3au0hf/t...
Could be wrong now that i read into it.

This is interesting as well. Only 12 people worked on the port.
http://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/3au0hf/t...
Commented on 2015-06-24 04:13:46 In reply to Loakum
Posted by Loakum
Man...the PC Master Race has been having it hard as of late. First Witcher 3, now this. I know it must feel bad, to spend all that money to have a nice rig, and game developers treat ya'll like old urine in a cup. I just want ya'll to know....that Loakum cares. That's why I'm offering free hugs, for the first 15 minutes....then it's 75 dollars per 30 seconds. It's the least I could do, for my fellow PC gamers.
You just want an excuse to molest ppl and get paid for it! ;)
Commented on 2015-06-24 07:50:49 In reply to Simplex
Posted by Simplex
"Apparently they only got 8 weeks to work on the port."
Do you have any source of that info?
The team at IG is pretty good. They worked on the Xbone Killer Instinct and have a decent amount of experience with port jobs. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they were given a tiny budget to work on this. This franchise kind of has a history of that sort of thing on PC.
Commented on 2015-06-24 09:16:36
Why I always see this "PC Master race" bullshit in comments and forums? What's your problem, people?
Commented on 2015-06-24 15:02:33 In reply to Zat
I only see one dude acting like that here.....does gamersyde do bannings?
Commented on 2015-06-24 17:38:19 In reply to vixtor7
Posted by vixtor7
I only see one dude acting like that here.....does gamersyde do bannings?
and I won't rest, until we find that "one dude"..you have my word. Yelp.
Posted by Zat
Why I always see this "PC Master race" bullshit in comments and forums? What's your problem, people?
It's an hilarious phrase, I say. lol
Commented on 2015-06-24 18:59:36 In reply to vixtor7
Posted by vixtor7
I only see one dude acting like that here.....does gamersyde do bannings?
I´m not aiming at GSY, but in general. :-)
Commented on 2015-06-24 19:01:22 In reply to Loakum
Posted by Loakum
It's an hilarious phrase, I say. lol
I know, Your meaning wasn´t insulting, but I don´t understand, why this terms repeats on many places over internet. Are PC players such pain in the a**? I have PC and console and it´s obvious, that every platform has it´s own advantages.
Commented on 2015-06-24 19:25:41 In reply to Zat
Posted by Zat
I know, Your meaning wasn´t insulting, but I don´t understand, why this terms repeats on many places over internet. Are PC players such pain in the a**? I have PC and console and it´s obvious, that every platform has it´s own advantages.
Because the internet is full of dicks. It's practically raining dicks in the gaming forums. Dicks everywhere! It's practically a Dickappaloosa up on the worldwide web!
Commented on 2015-06-25 15:14:59 In reply to Zat
Posted by Zat
I´m not aiming at GSY, but in general. :-)
I was not talking about you i was talking about teh guy above me :)
Commented on 2015-06-25 15:38:49 In reply to Loakum
Posted by Loakum
It's practically raining dicks in the gaming forums.
seems it's time to get soaking wet then ;)
Commented on 2015-06-25 18:42:14 In reply to vixtor7
Posted by KORNdog
seems it's time to get soaking wet then ;)
:o
Posted by vixtor7
I was not talking about you i was talking about teh guy above me :)
*looks* Who me? Why in Sam Hill's golden urine would I be apart of any "bannings" (whatever that means?)
I treat everybody equally with unfiltered love...with a small reasonable fee.

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