Launching six weeks after the console version, the biggest complaint, however, is with DirectX11 and its poor implementation. Many users have complained that with DX11 activated, Batman: Arkham City is virtually unplayable and have now reverted back to DX9 to resolve the issue.
Indeed, Warner Bros has acknowledged the issue, recommending that gamers disable DX11 in the settings to fix “some” of the problems.
“We have received reports of performance issues from players of Batman: Arkham City on PC. After researching the matter, we found that running the game with DX 11 is causing the performance issues. We’re working on a title update to address this matter and expect to make it available in the near future,” writes a member of the Community Team on the official forums.
Reassurance that the issue is being worked on is little solace for many gamers, who complain that a problem as big as this should have been cleared up before launch. Unsurprising, some disgruntled customers are using the official forums to express their dissatisfaction.
“This is inexcusable.
You're telling that i have to wait a month after the consoles, have to deal with GFWL AND Securom, and on top of that the game is a bug ridden mess at launch?
I've had several crashes besides not being able to fully use the hardware i paid for, just like everyone else complaining.
Is this how you treat your paying customers?
I am not buying another game from you guys, ever. And then publishers complain about piracy when they deliver this sort of ****.”
Some users complain of a lack of communication from the development team, while others say that the issue is unforgivable. Evidently, a large chunk of the community is amazed that such a major technical fault even got past the testing phase, and some believe that PC gamers have been totally neglected as the console versions launched without a hitch.
Warner Bros has since issued a sincere apology and says that it working to resolve the issue. Is it little too late though? How do you feel about the DX11 problems with Batman: Arkham City? Following similar technical issues with RAGE and Skyrim, do you think that developers and publishers are neglecting PC gamers? Or, maybe you can simply shrug this off and wait until it's all fixed?
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