I had forgotten about this.
I had a text from one of my brother who games the other day who has played all the previous Batman games and was eagerly awaiting this one. He text me on the day of release and stated that he had read some really, really bad things about the PC version of Batman Arkham Knight. So much so that he decided not to buy it.
I also failed to remember that there was a reported day one patch of 3.5GB!
I only just remembered this and had a look and ... well, my word! What a shambles!
I've said it and said it over and over, this greed needs to stop!
However, with this there are some peculiar facts no one is picking up on when it comes to deliberate mistakes ...
The problem is with AMD graphics cards only but the game was ported from consoles that all use AMD graphics cards?!
The new generation consoles are also very much like PC's so this sorry of thing was supposed to be a thing of the past?!
What happened? Did Warner Brothers send the code for the XBox 360 or PS3 over to the company porting it by mistake?
As daft as that sounds it's the only reason I can think of that would explain the mess surrounding... no, yet another mess surrounding a PC release.
As I have also stated before statements from devs and publishers dating this is the way things are ... well are bullshit too.
When the first copies of Ultima were sold to shops they were taken around in a carrier bag! No internet. Things just worked.
Today the internet is used to fuck people over. The End!
It's not just the gaming industry either ... quite unfortunately and this I cover in great detail on another blog. One that has a greater number of visitors by a greater amount than a factor of ten! In fact just this morning I heard of something been done that is either deliberate, disguised as a mistake, or incompetence that will be blamed on computers. Except computers don't make mistakes, the people that encode or just operate them do.
If Electronic Arts, UBI Soft (yuck) and the others cannot stop being greedy in this regard them they will go the way of the dinosaurs. Because you can bet that anyone coding games under a contract are looking at sites like Kickstarter with envious eyes.
Back into Ultima, Chris Roberts seems to be doing a good job of showing how much you can do! Thus far. Despite its scale and it's goals I bet Star Citizen won't get released broken?!