Posted Thu Sep 3, 2015 at 08:34 PM PDT by Brian Hoss
Back in late June, 'Batman: Arkham Knight' released to much acclaim, (see here), but that was only on PS4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, the PC version of 'Arkham Knight' was so beset by performance issues, Warner Bros. decided to suspend sales. Even now, the PC version remains in sales limbo, but the fixes are coming.
Today, Rocksteady released a major patch for the PC version. Describe as the "interim patch," these are the fixes that have been teased throughout August, but these are not final major fixes.
Naturally, the patch includes performance fixes for hitching, texture streaming, VRAM usage, and optimizations for the latest video card drivers. Additional settings have been added. There also have been fixes that are meant to get the game running in an acceptable manner on "mechanical hard drives."
Here are the patch notes (these notes include a list of fixes planned for the next major patch):
Reduced frame rate hitches
Optimizations for system memory and VRAM usage
Improved performance on all GPUs (requires the latest drivers)
More Comprehensive In-Game Settings
Fixed low resolution texture bugs
Fixed hitches when running on mechanical hard drives (HDD)
In addition to the above, we’re continuing to work on the following for future updates:
Adding support for SLI and Crossfire
Adding support for the latest DLC & Season Pass content
Adding support for additional updates such as Photo Mode
Continued improvements and bug fixing for a Windows 7 specific memory issue that occurs
on configurations with 8GB of system RAM and some NVIDIA GPUs during extended game play
Continued improvements for Windows 10 specific issues on systems with some AMD GPUs
Hopefully, with this patch comes the possibility that 'Batman: Arkham Knight' will behave on various PC configurations in a consistent manner.
Source: Warner Bros.
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