Rocksteady’s new game, Batman: Arkham Knight, was released this week and the Batman: Arkham Knight PC version has had a bit of a rocky and unsteady start.
The first issue with the PC version came hours before the game’s release when Rocksteady updated the system and hardware requirements for the Batman: Arkham Knight PC version. Rocksteady explained that:
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 proved updates here as they become available.
The new update has the following system requirements for the PC version:
- 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
Unfortunately, the issues didn’t end there. Since the game’s release many gamers have taken to the internet to rant about how rubbish the PC version is really performing regardless of these players having the required hardware and software to play it. Some of the issues experienced include shaking and variable frame-rates, stuttering as well as memory leaks increasing memory storage over the 12GB causing the game to crash.
The above issues have been reported on the Batman: Arkham Knight PC version by both AMD and Nvidia users. AMD users seem to be suffering the most and have complained of frame rates dropping to below 5 frames per second. The reason might be because Batman: Arkham Knight was created using Nvidia GameWorks technologies, which includes Enhanced Rain, Interactive Fog and Smoke and Interactive Paper Debris. Users have also experienced problems with the frame rate dropping when you are gliding, driving or making phone calls in the game.