“It may feel like the Basil Karlo interpretation of Arkham – giving itself away as a mere copycat when pressure is applied – but Origins is still adept at capturing that empowering sensation of being The Goddamn Batman.”
WB Promises to Deliver Justice to Arkham Origins’ Criminal Glitches
Since the prequel’s launch one week ago, user have complained Batman: Arkham Origins is plagued by technical bugs. We’re talking a wide berth of issues too, with each platform host to unique, sometimes progress debilitating glitches.
Catastrophic framerate problems, AI lapses, falling infinitely through the game world, and complete crashes were all goof-ups Bats and I suffered since I picked up my PS3 copy last Friday. I even witnessed Batman break his One Rule when, after an interrogation, he dropped a thug into the depths of the ocean (that glitch was less frustrating and more spectacular, I hope I don’t have to say). Xbox 360 users have reported the more heinous crime of both lost and corrupted save files.
Gotham City is a mess, and WB Games has heard your pleas for help. “We hear your frustration, we understand it, and we are here to find solutions to your issues by gathering the info you provide us, and relaying it to the dev team.”
Issues affecting every version of the game will be addressed first, including the “infinite falling” bug, glitches blocking story progression, and a fix for FreeFlow Focus not activating at its allotted rank. These fixes are planned to take hold within the week. The Xbox 360’s corrupted save issue, however, needs “a few more days” before its patch is validated and released.
“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused,” says WB Games, “and thank you all for your patience as we work to resolve the issues.”