As WinBeta reported yesterday, although NVIDIA launched new Windows 10 GeForce drivers released “just in time for Batman: Arkham Knight” game players are experiencing a number of performance and frame rate issues for Windows 8.1 PC users today (we’re checking with NVIDIA on how their new drivers are handling the game). In a report by Polygon, numerous gamers have complained on social media and on Rocksteady Studios’ Arkham Knight game forums to address the issues.
Apparently the game is locked in at 30 fps, but the .ini files in Windows 8.1 can be edited to run Arkham Knight at up to 60 fps. Many gamers are experiencing a myriad of problems from the game crashing or freezing completely. It doesn’t seem to matter what the power of your PC is, everyone is experiencing some sort of issue. Rocksteady knows about the performance and frame rate issues and is working to fix them as soon as possible.
A community manager on Arkham Knight’s official forums posted a message trying to quell gamers’ complaints:
“We’re aware that some users are reporting performance issues with the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight. This is something that Rocksteady takes very seriously. We are working closely with our external PC development partner to make sure these issues get resolved as quickly as possible.”
Steam has issued an advisory “strongly recommending” that PC gamers update their video drivers for either AMD or NVIDIA systems, although commenters to that post are reporting problems even after the driver updates.
No word yet on what studio Rocksteady or Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment used for the Windows 8.1 PC port, but it looks like they should have waited until they got all the kinks out before they rushed out Batman Arkham Knights for Windows 8.1 PC.Further reading: Batman Arkham Knight, Microsoft, Windows 8.1