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.
@GriftGFX: No no. They say: yes it is gambling, but we have to investigate further hoW EA does it to determine if it's gambling. It's a weird interview. (1 Hour ago)
They're probably struggling to understand how it's different from a variety of other products on their shelves. (2 Hours ago)
EA as 'randomised lootboxes'. I think the gaming industry has a strong lobby.... (2 Hours ago)
@Tiz: Just read an interview with the gambling commision on the lootboxes in BF2. They have to investigate if what EA offers really is based on chance. Wait, what? That is proven and is advertised by (2 Hours ago)
@droezelke: I hope they get addicted to them in the process. (5 Hours ago)
The Netherlands has startedan investigation into lootboxes. Also France is considering to research it. Great! (9 Hours ago)
it's honestly going to be hard to go back to playing it in flat mode. which reminds me, gotta get back to dirt rally in VR (11 Hours ago)