Warner Bros. and Rocksteady have announced that the Batman: Arkham City patch is now available for download through Steam and that the update should fix a number of issues with DirectX 11. Although it’s a game that supports DirectX 11, several issues have prevented users from playing the game in these settings, a fact which made Rocksteady to work harder.
The PC patch is currently available only via Steam and it mostly concerns Windows 7 / Vista 64-bit users, while 32-bit users will still have to wait a few more weeks until the issues are solved. Many people think that it should be easy to correct the problems, but running in DirectX 11 on 32-bit operating systems is harder than in 64-bit system.
A statement on Steam urged 32-bit users to continue playing in DirectX 9 until the problems will be addressed. An apology was issued, but Warner Bros. said that the wait will be worthwhile because the game looks simply amazing in DirectX 11 graphics.
Batman: Arkham City is one of the best games of 2011, and you should consider the fact that it came in a year when The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda, Assassin’s Creed, and many others became available.
The Batman: Arkham City PC patch notes include performance fixes when running in DirectX 11, no more low Video Memory issues, no moreВ В Rendering Thread Exceptions problems on 32-bit OS, no more crashes when scrolling through Character Bios and the Arkham City Stories, no more crashes when pressing start too quickly at the title screen, and no more blocks after capturing Ra’s Al Ghul.
Most of these issues occurred on less powerful Windows PCs, but even people with high-end computers encountered some problems from time-to-time so a patch was a must.
Batman: Arkham City is currently available for Windows, Xbox 360, and PS3 and you can click on the links to buy it right now. The last time we checked, Metacritic said that the game has 96% approval on PS3, 94% on Xbox 360, and 92% on PC. It’s considered one of the best games ever developed, if not the best.
A number of DLCs are available for download and they include a Catwoman pack with missions and special weapons, Nightwing pack with challenge maps, and a Robin pack with playable character, skins, and challenge maps. Yesterday a skins pack has been released, while another DLC will become available by the end of the year.