It is no secret that the PC launch of Warner’s new Batman game Arkham Knight went rather poorly, to put it mildly. The game since launch has been plagued with crippling bugs that all but prevent people from playing the game. The developers at Warner Bros and Rocksteady have worked extensively to fix the issues but things are not moving along as fast as PC fans would like.
Through all of this, Warner Bros executives have been taking careful notes on what to do in the future. This debacle is one that Warner desperately wants to learn from. Only, they seemed to have learned the completely wrong lesson.
Warner execs have taken the problems with BAK’s PC launch and decided that the best approach for the future is to combine the patching scramble with the success they have seen from their DLC sales. Going forward, all PC game patches will now have a price applied and will be treated as DLC for PC gamers. So if you want to play a game without a crippling bug, you will have to pay.
While prices are not set, speculation points toward a price of $5.99 per patch with an option to purchase a Season Patch Pass for $29.99.