Batman: Arkham Origins Developer Shifts Focus Away From Bug-Fixes And Onto DLC

by Kyle Hilliard on Feb 09, 2014 at 09:29 AM

Warner Bros. Games Montréal, the developer behind the latest entry in the Batman Arkham franchise, has no plans for an additional bug-patch, and instead has moved all of its focus onto single-player story-DLC.

In a post on the official message boards for the game, Arkham Origins' community manager offered the following statement:

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.

Warner Bros. Games Montréal hasn't revealed full details on what will be covered in Arkham Origins' DLC, but it is hinting strongly at an appearance from Mr. Freeze. Last month, Warner Bros. Games Montréal announced the cancellation of the Wii U port of the DLC.

For our review of Arkham Origins, head here.

[Source: Batman: Arkham Origins community, via Destructoid]


Our Take
This is disappointing, especially for anyone currently faced with the decision of restarting their game after running into a progression-preventing bug. I actually just finished the game and I did run into a few hiccups. On more than one occasion, I had to restart my game after it froze, or when I had to interrogate an enemy who just sat their cowering while I waited for a prompt to appear on the screen. Hopefully, if you are running into bugs, a simple restart will fix it, as was the case with me. If not, you're going to have to wait until after the DLC is complete, and even then there is no guarantee it will get fixed.