Gotham Knightsfrom developer Warner Bros. Games Montréal, has been patched on PC to address the game’s performance issues, with a console patch scheduled for later this week.
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Fans were disappointed to find that Gotham Knights had a wide range of technical issues when it launched on October 21st, with players complaining about framerates, crashes as well as other complaints.
In response, Warner Bros. Games Montréal said it is “aware that players on PC and console have experienced performance challenges.” Taking to Twitterthe developer added that “the team is working on a larger patch to improve performance overall and give you the best experience. For console users, we specifically aim to address challenges with frame rate stability.”
The patch, the full notes of which are available here, aims to address general fixes such as keyboard input issues, collaborative join invitation fixes as well as various crash fixes. This patch is currently only for PC players – the developer added that the next patch coming to consoles is scheduled for the end of the week, and that it will “address a mix of needed fixes that have appeared since launch.”
Warner Bros asked players to continue reporting bugs in the game via the Gotham Knights website
Despite the technical problems, Gotham Knights mostly impressed Jake Tucker in his four-star review for NME. While the game is let down by some shaky secret sections, the combat is where it’s at Gotham Knights really shines. Tucker also heaped praise on the game’s cast of characters in its cooperative gameplay.
Ultimately, Tucker argues, the game makes “a pretty solid package, but Gotham Knights just feels a bit cheap. Movement feels a bit clunky, stealth feels poorly executed – especially coming from a studio that worked on Arkham game – and it really feels like it could have done with another few coats of paint.”
In other gaming news, Infinity Ward has warned that anyone who changes their console’s region to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 early could face being “locked out of the game” until it releases on October 28.