Batman: Arkham Knight ports for Mac and Linux have been canceled

By Scorpus ยท 6 replies
Feb 4, 2016
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  1. If you've been patiently waiting for Batman: Arkham Knight to come to Mac OS X and Linux, Warner Bros. has some disappointing news for you: the port of Arkham Knight to these platforms has been canceled.

    A brief and concise post to the Steam community stated that the game will not be coming to Mac and Linux as planned, and any users who pre-ordered the title for these platforms can apply for a refund through Steam.

    No reason was given as to why Warner Bros. canceled the port of Arkham Knight to Mac and Linux, but it could be related to the multitude of issues the game's Windows version faced, including widespread performance problems that led to the game being pulled from Steam.

    Feral Interactive, the company responsible for porting the game to Mac and Linux, originally announced the Arkham Knight port nearly a year ago. The team delayed the port on the same day the Windows version returned to the Steam store, listing spring 2016 as its new launch, although issues have clearly prevented this port from being realized.

    The lack of Batman: Arkham Knight on Mac and Linux is a blow to gamers who use those platforms, as they already have a limited selection of games to play compared to Windows gamers. It's especially annoying for those with a Steam Machine running SteamOS, a Linux-based operating system that would have benefited from an Arkham Knight port.

    While Mac and Linux gamers won't get to play Arkham Knight, Windows gamers can sleep well knowing Warner Bros. is continuing to release new DLC for the game as planned.

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  2. wontolla

    wontolla TS Rookie

    WB has now even worse reputation, it seems that they'll do anything to cut the income loses than solve the issues or rise the customer trust, a smart move? time will tell. PC users won't forget BAK launch for sure.
  3. robb213

    robb213 TS Maniac Posts: 330   +100

    It does make me think what if they're considering pulling out of the video game publishing business. Decisions seem to keep being made to prevent loss of cash rather than uphold future interests (customers).

    Not that I ever bought this game either, but if I see anything as WB published, I'll be ignoring it immediately like SEGA.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    It must take real talent and practice to stuff up a game and a launch so badly. I though EA and Ubi were the undisputed champions at that sort of thing but it seems I was way off.
    Septillion likes this.
  5. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Evangelist Posts: 337   +199

    I remember buying Arkham Knight and then never getting it to work and never playing the game. That was sweet.
    Burty117 and Gopal Bhat like this.
  6. Same here.
    I'll never again buy another WB, Gearbox or Ubisoft game ever again.
  7. Septillion

    Septillion TS Rookie

    Just when you think the Arkham Knight nonsense has come to an end.

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