So after being pulled off of Steam and from retail stores after major issues with the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight, WB Games has announced that the title will reappear on Steam today. What’s more, WB Games has decided that due to the lengthy wait that many original owners of the title had to wait for a patch that makes the game playable that they will also provide free copies of previous Batman titles to anyone who pre-purchased or purchases Batman: Arkham Knight prior to November 13, 2015. Those titles include Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY, Batman: Arkham City GOTY, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. No time frame has been given on when those free games will be available but WB Games is looking to deliver them by December.
They went on to mention that as a thanks to the Batman: Arkham Knight community, WB Games has announced that a “Community Challenge Pack” will be given free to owners of Batman: Arkham Knight and will be released some time in January 2016. Included in this new pack are new maps, which will a one week exclusive on PC, before they’re released onto the consoles.
Lastly they have announced that WB Games and Valve / Team Fortress 2 team will be working on a special cross promotion. From November 16, 2015, Valve will run a contest for the Steam community to create Batman: Arkham Knight themed items for usage in Team Fortress 2. Those wining items will then be given out to anyone who purchased Batman: Arkham Knight via Steam. For more info on the contest and promo be sure to check it out here.
And while it’s a nice gesture by WB Games, it’s been far too long for myself (4 months now) and perhaps many other PC gamers will feel the same way. Instead of providing past titles from the Batman series, I’d rather have a credit on Steam or a pick of something else. For the majority of Batman gaming fans, we already own these games, so this gesture will be wasted on many of us, that is unless we can gift to others. My kids account would like them at least.
Do you already own a copy of Batman: Arkham Knight? If so, how do you feel about WB Game’s gesture? Good enough or is this just rubbing salt into an open wound?
Source: Steam Community