Last month, Destructoid posted about how all Batman: Arkham Origins DLC is being cancelled on the Wii U and how Nintendo was refunding gamers for their season pass purchases. Now we have another string of bad news, but this one effects everyone, not just the Nintendo crowd.
Developer Warner Bros. Games Montreal is making a poor decision to not just put DLC development ahead of fixing any sort of bugs facing Arkham Origins owners, even those that happen to be game breaking, but have made it very clear they have no intentions at this time to fix anything moving forward.
Posted by admin “Mercury” on the official Arkham Origins support forums –
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.
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.
We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused for some of you, and want to thank you for having been patient.
It’s always a shame when developers are more concerned about making a quick buck rather than fixing a broken product that’s already on store shelves. Ah well, glad I skipped out on this one.
Yeah that really sucks. I don’t own the game and I’m kinda glad now that I know this.
I was holding off for some kind of all-in-one version, but I don’t think I want to give them any of my money at this point.
They’re basically saying “we’d rather put out something that will get us some sort of cash return, rather than thanking all of you who have already paid us for a broken game.”
Couldn’t agree with you more. That’s what happens when you think more about money than the product or, heck, the people buying it.
Real disappointing, especially considering how nearly flawless the original Arkham Asylum was in comparison to so many games.
Yeah, Rocksteady did an awesome job with Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, but when they handed the future of the series off to Warner Bros. Studio Montreal it all went downhill.
Nice to know. I’ll just pretend like Arkham Origins is from a different series and not bother with it. Ah, franchise decay!
Let’s all celebrate mediocrity! *confetti*
Hopefully the DLC turns out to be a commerical flop. Gamers need to stop encouraging companies from rushing out untested products with their wallets.
I’ll drink to that.