[Update] Four Months Later, Batman: Arkham Knight Is Finally Back On PC
Update: You can now purchase Batman: Arkham Knight on PC again. Those that already own it should have an update that brings their version in line with the new release.
Anyone that purchases Arkham Knight on PC prior to 11:59 p.m. Pacific on November 16 will get copies of Arkham Asylum Game of the Year, Arkham City Game of the Year, Arkham Origins, and Arkham Origins Blackgate. This includes those that purchased earlier this year. These should be available to you by December.
Furthermore, Rocksteady is working on a "Community Challenge Pack" that will be given to owners of Arkham Knight in January. These will be available on PC a week before consoles.
WB is working with Valve on another initiative, that will incentivize fans to create Batman-themed cosmetics for Team Fortress 2. Selected entrants will be given free to anyone who owns Arkham Knight prior to the contest close.
For those hoping to play on Mac, Linux, or SteamOS, you'll need to wait until Spring 2016. Developer Feral Interactive says it wants to "ensure good performance and wide-ranging support" for applicable platforms.
Original Story (October 24, 2015, at 5:18 p.m. Central):
After getting pulled offline shortly after release in June for technical issues, the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight finally has a new release date.
The game will be officially available again on October 28, according to a post from Rocksteady on Steam.
At 10 am PDT, Oct. 28th, Batman: Arkham Knight will be re-released for the PC platform. At the same time we’ll also be releasing a patch that brings the PC version fully up-to-date with content that has been released for console (with the exception of console exclusives).
The post also has a detailed list of all the added content that will be available to season pass holders once the game re-releases, including the story DLC, assorted skins, and challenge packs.
Four months is a long time to wait and play a game after it was originally promised. It has been awhile since we received an update about the PC version's progress, but to Rocksteady and Warner Bros. Interactive's credit, they have both been fairly open about the game's problems and making sure players know what's going on. I'm sure many are excited to finally play the game and I am excited to see a whole new crop of weird PC mods as the game gets into more players' hands.