Batman: Arkham Origins remaining PC bugs will remain unresolved until story DLC is finished

Batman: Arkham Origins

By on February 10, 2014 at 9:49 am

A community representative from Warner Bros. Montreal has confirmed that the development team are focusing all their efforts on upcoming story DLC and not on addressing existing issues.

“The team is currently working hard on the upcoming story DLC and there currently are no plans for releasing another patch to address the issues that have been reported on the forums,” said community manager Mercury on the official forums.

“If we do move forward with creating a new patch, it will try to address the progression blocking bugs for players, not the minor glitches that do not prevent one from continuing to play. The issues that are not progression blockers will unfortunately no longer be addressed.”

Needless to say, the announcement was met with a less than pleasant reaction on the forums by many people whose issues are preventing them from completing the game.

Check out our review of Arkham Origins right here.

Source: via Joystiq

17 comments (Leave your own)

Heh. Here comes another money grabbin’ DLC. Who cares about bugs.

 

I’ve finished this game twice, and haven’t experienced any major bugs. Admittedly I started playing in December post-patch, but yeah no problems here.

 

Yeah haven’t finished it 100% but I did finish it. There were still some bizarro bugs like how, under certain circumstances you can make Batman swim through the air like a seal (looks hilarious) but otherwise I didn’t experience any show stoppers. At least they released the patch that fixed the Riddler missions though…

 

game devs should work on the notion of 3-5 months of patch fixing before any DLC should be released.

 
jerichosainte

Just another example of the industries f#%ked up priorities.

 

ralphwiggum:
I’ve finished this game twice, and haven’t experienced any major bugs. Admittedly I started playing in December post-patch, but yeah no problems here.

I read elsewhere that the xbox version is the broken version, pc is supposed to be playable. Considering that at this point in time the majority of future xbox sales are probably pre-owned, it makes sense (still shitty of them though).

 

ralphwiggum:
I’ve finished this game twice, and haven’t experienced any major bugs. Admittedly I started playing in December post-patch, but yeah no problems here.

Took a patch or 2 before I could finish the game.

And after that found an area where you’d jump onto an air vent, and you’d just be stuck on it and Batman wouldn’t pull himself into it. I doubt I would have 100%’d the game anyway, but bugs like that meant I couldn’t even if I wanted.

I believe that’s fixed now, but eh, had already finished it and moved on.

 

vcatkiller,

Oh, there are bugs! I had the displeasure of finish this game many times over to do my map and there are some shockers that appear out of no-where.

I want to play the new DLC so I can complete my map but I cannot say I am looking forward to doing so…

 

Even EA of all companies delayed their DLC for dice to focus on big fixing.

Though even then some people were actually mightily pissed that EA delayed DLC. Some people are just wierd.

 

PinothyJ,

Oh yes there definitely are! Although that said I got the game on release and it’s improved since then. Still more bugs than an entomologist convention but at least I can finish most of it now. I remember playing the PC version originally for a day or two before giving up in disgust after constant CTD during the Bane fight. Load up, punch Bane, crash, repeat. >:( Not sure how the console versions are though, never played them…

But yeah, they certainly should be focusing on bug fixing, not money-milking DLC.

 

Why on earth would anyone buy DLC from an intransigent publisher/developer who refuses to make the main game right ?
Why would anyone who has not yet bought the game buy it after reading an article such as this, much less the money grab that is DLC ?
Is there no willpower in the gaming community ?

 

dinwiddie,

Of course not. Remember the infamous screenshot of the ‘Boycott Modern Warfare 2′ Steam group featuring dozens of members playing the game? I’ve lost count of the number of people who whinge about EA and Origin yet still play games on that platform. Or people who live on an agenda of ripping into a game/publisher yet don’t have the balls to not buy the game during a sale. I take my hat off to those who stick by their principles, but as far as I’m concerned, everyone has a price.

 

ralphwiggum,

Interesting that your experience is contrary to what the article implies.

“The issues that are not progression blockers will unfortunately no longer be addressed.”

So, if the patches to date have addressed the ‘progression blockers’ then
the comment is redundant. There are no major bugs since the patches to date.
Maybe that quote is out of date ?
You’ve convinced me, mate. I’ll rush out and buy the game tomorrow.
Nah ! Maybe sometime though…
(but not the DLC. I don’t do DLC regardless. A man has to maintain some standards ).

EDIT: A whinge to some… A cry for help to others. ;)
.

 

dinwiddie,

Yeah wait for a sale. It’s kind of fun, for a game that feels like they took the best bits of Arkham City’s leftovers and tried to reheat them. Except now they’re all dried out and even adding sauce doesn’t help.

 

vcatkiller,

I can appreciate that, but what franchise is not that way in most respects ?
If you love the original you’re likely to love the next version, be it a re-heat or not.
Move too far from the original and people complain it’s not the same game.
Stay too close and they complain it’s… too close.

btw – I always wait for the sale. Always have. Not so good if I were interested in on line play, but works great with single player games. Patched and cheap. Win, win.
.

 

dinwiddie,

Yeh I’ve been lucky(?) in not experiencing any progression blockers, again that comes down to starting the game after some major patches. If you’re a fan of the Arkham series, definitely get the game. But I’d hold out for a bargain. I picked it up for around $40 and it was worth that amount to me.

vcatkiller,

It’s funny because I’ve just finished an epic chronological playthrough of Arkham Origins, Asylum and City and I found Arkham City to be my least favourite. In a nutshell, I found City had too many villains and a storyline which didn’t suit the gorgeous open world setting. Having completed all the riddler challenges in Origins and Asylum, I’m finding the sheer number challenges in City to be overkill and bordering on tedious.

 

ralphwiggum,

Yeah I actually played Asylum & City again before Origins was released. Perhaps it’s a case of too much? By the time I hit Origins I was Arkhamed out a little, so to speak. Didn’t help that I couldn’t even finish the game on release date due to bugs. <_<

That said I just found the villains in A:O felt flatter and less interesting than AC. Also for some reason, one of my favourite features in AC (the grapnel) felt like a chore in A:O, it just didn't seem to work as well. Oh and the random crime thing in A:O just ground my gears after a while, possibly because I felt compelled to go after them whenever they sprung up. I'd be in the middle of solving a puzzle and all of a sudden crime in progress follow arrow to here yadda yadda grrr just leave me alone!

At any rate opinions right? I did enjoy A:O when it was behaving properly. I just preferred AC more, that's all.

 
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