“We hear you,” not followed up by actual problem solving just yet.
Rocksteady wants you to know that it hears you when it comes to the numerous problems that have popped up for players of Batman: Arkham Knight on the PC. This being launch day, it was almost a given that there would be problems with the game. Users have started to steel themselves against the proposition that in the year 2015, a launch day is going to be marred with issues that will need to be fixed later on. Having said that, Batman: Arkham Knight launched on the PC with so many problems that it is grabbing headlines in a way that hasn’t happened since Assassin’s Creed: Unity launched last fall.
The problems have been big enough that Rocksteady has posted an official response and explanation on the community forums, apparently as a way to tamp down the frustration being felt by PC gamers who just wanted to kick a little Scarecrow butt today. The statement reads, “We’re aware that some users are reporting performance issues with the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight. This is something that Rocksteady takes very seriously. We are working closely with our external PC development partner to make sure these issues get resolved as quickly as possible. We’ll update this thread when we’ve got more info to share.” As of right now, it doesn’t appear the developers have any more to share, because the thread hasn’t been updated.
If a patch is needed, and it seems likely that it will be needed, it could be days before users are able to play the game the way it was meant to be played. Batman: Arkham Knight launched today on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.