Hours before the release of Batman Knight, Rocksteady studios silently altered PC requirements for the game. It also included the following disclaimer which doesn’t really make a good impression:
The minimum specs for Batman: Arkham Knight for PC have been adjusted and are listed below.
We also want to note that there are some known issues with the performance of Batman: Arkham Knight for PC owners using AMD graphics cards. We are working closely with AMD to rectify these issues as quickly as possible and will provide updates here as they become available. We thank you for your patience in this matter.MINIMUM:
OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required)
Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2 GB Memory Minimum) | AMD Radeon HD 7950 (3 GB Memory Minimum)
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection required
Hard Drive: 45 GB available space
But to be fair, this isn’t the first Nvidia Gameworks labeled PC game that issued a statement about poor performance with AMD Radeon cards. Project Cars and Witcher 3 both alienated its PC users using the red team’s GPU. The amount of hate went for this game made a lot of people wonder if the studios were doing a cheap shot in Nvidia’s favour. But it also should be noted that AMD Radeon did not provide any WHQL drivers, and only provided BETA variants for Project Cars.
But AMD Radeon users aren’t the only ones complaining this time. Many gamers irrespective of the setup are complaining about numerous memory leaks, framerate drops even with GameWorks turned off and many more even with systems that surpass Rocksteady’s system requirements.
Many users have suggested the MAXFPS setting in its setup game file from 30 to 60, but still many gamers are saying the problems still occur. What’s even more surprising is that Arkham Knight is using a tried, tested and reliable Unreal Engine which points that the game is obviously not optimized before its release.
A majority of the complaints with Batman Arkham Knight points towards micro stuttering, lack of high or ultra settings, lack of advanced AA settings, followed by high disk usage and memory leaks. Many gamers suggested turning off Game Works which seems to be reducing the remaining framerate. All these lack of optimizations points towards a shoddy PC port and despite Nvidia’s involvement, attention towards PC gamers are ignored just like many other GameWorks tagged PC game title in the near past.
But as of now, Rocksteady studios locked Steam User reviews which is flooded with many user complaints.